|1.||[ adjective ] cut short|
"a sawed-off broomstick" "the shortened rope was easier to use"
|2.||[ adjective ] cut short|
"a sawed-off shotgun" "a sawed-off broomstick" "the shortened rope was easier to use"
|3.||[ adjective ] cut short in duration|
"the abbreviated speech" "a curtailed visit" "her shortened life was clearly the result of smoking" "an unsatisfactory truncated conversation"
|4.||[ adjective ] shortened by or as if by means of parts that slide one within another or are crushed one into another|
"a miracle that anyone survived in the telescoped cars" "years that seemed telescoped like time in a dream"
|Related terms:||short short|
|5.||[ adjective ] with parts removed|
"the drastically cut film"