verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
SYNONYMS FOR shorten
Examples from the Web for shorten
“In some cases, it has taken 15 days to report the deaths and circumstances, which I would like to shorten to 48 hours,” she said.
We have to shorten the distance between inevitable and inconceivable.Square Deal, New Deal, and Now, From Hillary Clinton, a “Fair Shot”|Eleanor Clift|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just like nobody is going to tell David O. Russell to shorten American Hustle (138 minutes).
A new study says living in the South will shorten your life.Study Proves Southern States Have Lowest Life Expectancy|Eliza Shapiro|July 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We have to overturn Citizens United and shorten the campaign season.David Stockman on ‘The Great Deformation’ and Our Economic Doom|Daniel Gross|April 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If the King desires to shorten my days he has only to keep me in captivity.The Life of Marie de Medicis, Vol. 3 (of 3)|Julia Pardoe
Cantor Weiss is very bitter against the up-town cantors: "They shorten the prayer," he said.The Spirit of the Ghetto|Hutchins Hapgood
The most they can do is to shorten a life that has already almost finished its career.The Blossoms of Morality|Richard Johnson
Or could he have secured the same result by moving his finger up and down the string to lengthen or shorten it?Common Science|Carleton W. Washburne
Let us shorten the story wherever we can, for it will need it, being long.Life On The Mississippi, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)