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American English: /ˈʃɔrtn/
British English: /ˈʃɔːt(ə)n/

Translation of shorten in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (make shorter)
    plans to shorten the working week
    planes para reducir la jornada laboral
    to shorten sail (Nautical)
    reducir velas
    to shorten the odds
    aumentar las probabilidades
    1.2 (Cookery)
    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

  • (days/nights)
    the odds have shortened
    las probabilidades han aumentado

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