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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. 2017.
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  • We took the short-cut by way of Mbabane and made good time, the roads being fairly hard.

    Adventures in Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • He took a short-cut through the mimosa woods, where the ground was uneven.

    Peter and Jane S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan
  • She did not keep to the main road, but chose a short-cut through the thick underbrush that brought her more quickly to the Knob.

    Satan Sanderson Hallie Erminie Rives
  • She delighted in any short-cut that took her out of the beaten track.

    Lover or Friend Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • "Jes somebody ez hev passed we-uns, takin' the short-cut by the bridle-path," she ruminated.

    His "Day In Court" Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
  • It's the women that give a man his short-cut to ease and comfort.

    Mrs. Thompson William Babington Maxwell
  • Once when I was trying a short-cut through the forest by following vague directions I swerved to the wrong trail.

    Our Southern Highlanders Horace Kephart
  • Put it down to a short-cut, or just more practice in the jungle.

    The Man Who Played to Lose Laurence Mark Janifer

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