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short-cut

[ shawrt-kuht ]

verb (used with object)

, short-cut, short-cut·ting.
  1. to cause to be shortened by the use of a shortcut.


verb (used without object)

, short-cut, short-cut·ting.
  1. to use or take a shortcut.

short cut

noun

  1. a route that is shorter than the usual one
  2. a means of saving time or effort


verb

  1. intr to use a short cut
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Other Words From

  • short-cutter noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of short-cut1

First recorded in 1560–70
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Word History and Origins

Origin of short-cut1

C16: from cut (in the sense: a direct route)
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Example Sentences

First, Obama offered that there is “no short-cut to democracy” and that he could not utilize executive orders to bypass Congress.

But at least the illusion of a short-cut to individual and national wealth has been dispelled.

Short Cut pointed, but the girl was already fingering the fringes of his bulletproof vest.

The guy looked over his shoulder, and Zero and Short Cut stopped.

At the corner of Gates and Bedford, Short Cut, who was several yards ahead of us, held up his fist.

I made a short cut across the graveyard of Saint Francis, or I must have met the escort.

From Suessula, too, there was a short cut to the Via Appia before it actually entered the mountains.

The frigate sailed into a side channel, thinking it would find a short-cut and so head them off.

His luggage was following in a hand-cart, and he was taking the short cut through the Priory gardens.

When the big mountaineer took the short cut through Mutton Hollow, he thought to get well past the ranch before the light failed.

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