- to cause to be shortened by the use of a shortcut.
- to use or take a shortcut.
Origin of short-cut
First recorded in 1560–70
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Related Words for short cutprogram, direction, way, course, track, passage, trail, journey, itinerary, line, avenue, road, pike, digression, run, meandering, rambling, plot, beat, divergence
- a route that is shorter than the usual one
- a means of saving time or effort
- (intr) to use a short cut
Word Origin for short cut
C16: from cut (in the sense: a direct route)
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