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short-cut

[shawrt-kuht]
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verb (used with object), short-cut, short-cut·ting.
  1. to cause to be shortened by the use of a shortcut.
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verb (used without object), short-cut, short-cut·ting.
  1. to use or take a shortcut.
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Origin of short-cut

First recorded in 1560–70
Related formsshort-cut·ter, noun
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Related Words for short cut

program, direction, way, course, track, passage, trail, journey, itinerary, line, avenue, road, pike, digression, run, meandering, rambling, plot, beat, divergence

British Dictionary definitions for short cut

short cut

noun
  1. a route that is shorter than the usual one
  2. a means of saving time or effort
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verb short-cut -cuts, -cutting or -cut
  1. (intr) to use a short cut
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Word Origin for short cut

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