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British pronunciation/ʃˈɔːtən/
American pronunciation/ˈʃɔɹtən/
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to decrease the length of something

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to shorten definition and meaning
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to have a decrease in length of time or duration

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to edit a text by removing or modifying parts that are considered unnecessary

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to reduce the length of time or duration of something

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The tailor shortened the trousers to fit the customer's height.
The builder had to shorten the length of the fence to avoid encroaching on the neighbor's property.
She decided to shorten her hair to shoulder length for a change.
The project timeline was shortened dramatically with better efficiency.
To save time, the coach shortened the duration of the practice session.
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