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shorten

Pronunciation: /ˈʃɔːrtn; ˈʃɔːtn/

Translation of shorten in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (make shorter) [skirt/sleeves] acortar; [text/report] acortar, abreviar plans to shorten the working week planes para reducir la jornada laboral to shorten sail [Nautical/Náutica] reducir* velas to shorten the odds aumentar las probabilidades 1.2 [Cookery/Cocina] [pastry] agregarle* mantequilla ( or grasa etc) a
    Example sentences
    • Do you think Setta needs to shorten his stride when approaching the ball on field goals?
    • In the fall and as winter approaches, the days shorten and temperatures drop.
    • With less flexibility at the hip and ankle, your stride will shorten.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [days/nights] acortarse the odds have shortened las probabilidades han aumentado

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