[ shawrt-kuht ]
/ ˈʃɔrtˌkʌt /
verb (used with object), short-cut, short-cut·ting.
to cause to be shortened by the use of a shortcut.
verb (used without object), short-cut, short-cut·ting.
to use or take a shortcut.
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Origin of short-cut
First recorded in 1560–70
OTHER WORDS FROM short-cutshort-cut·ter, noun
Words nearby short-cut
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British Dictionary definitions for short cut
a route that is shorter than the usual one
a means of saving time or effort
verb short-cut -cuts, -cutting or -cut
(intr) to use a short cut
Word Origin for short cut
C16: from cut (in the sense: a direct route)
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