Translation of shorten in Spanish:

shorten

Pronunciation: /ˈʃɔːrtn; ˈʃɔːtn/

vt

  • 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
    More 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.

vi

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

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The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.