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.

Origin of short-cut

First recorded in 1560–70
Related formsshort-cut·ter, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of short-cut

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

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    Obama: A President Tests His Limits

    Ron Christie

    January 16, 2014

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

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    Two Decades of Prosperity: Gone

    David Frum

    June 11, 2012

Historical Examples of short-cut