- to cause to be shortened by the use of a shortcut.
- to use or take a shortcut.
Origin of short-cut
First recorded in 1560–70
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Examples from the Web for short-cut
First, Obama offered that there is “no short-cut to democracy” and that he could not utilize executive orders to bypass Congress.Obama: A President Tests His Limits
January 16, 2014
But at least the illusion of a short-cut to individual and national wealth has been dispelled.Two Decades of Prosperity: Gone
June 11, 2012
But I knew my friend's mind well enough to find a short-cut.
He took a short-cut through the mimosa woods, where the ground was uneven.Peter and Jane
S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan
He explained that he had been hunting and that his horse had taken a short-cut home.Laramie Holds the Range
Frank H. Spearman
She delighted in any short-cut that took her out of the beaten track.Lover or Friend
Rosa Nouchette Carey
The short-cut to ruin, with a man, is the knowledge that women are fond of him.The Prairie Child