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[shawrt-kuht] /ˈʃɔrtˌkʌt/
verb (used with object), short-cut, short-cutting.
to cause to be shortened by the use of a shortcut.
verb (used without object), short-cut, short-cutting.
to use or take a shortcut.
Origin of short-cut
First recorded in 1560-70
Related forms
short-cutter, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • 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 Arthur Stringer
  • It's the women that give a man his short-cut to ease and comfort.

    Mrs. Thompson William Babington Maxwell
  • Put it down to a short-cut, or just more practice in the jungle.

    The Man Who Played to Lose Laurence Mark Janifer
  • Mr. Parker cannot be persuaded to abandon the idea of the short-cut.

    Nancy Rhoda Broughton

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