Synonyms for shorten
- cut back
- cut down
- blue pencil
- boil down
- cut to the bone
- make a long story short
- put in a nutshell
Antonyms for shorten
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHORTEN
Presently, to shorten his road, he left the park, and took to a lane outside it.
We'll enjoy the fine weather till it's time to shorten sail.
Treachery, too, stepped in to shorten the time still further.
I was making for Cattolica, but I missed my way in seeking to shorten it.
"Perhaps I can shorten the pedigree," said Haggerstone, tartly.
So say I. It's no time to shorten sail, with such a sea running.
Now, remember your promise, darling, and don't be vexed with me if I ask you to shorten it.
Shorten the skirt and it will make a stunning French doll costume.
I hadn't been more than a minute in the cabin after lending a hand to shorten sail.
Failing this, it should at least slacken the pace of its work and shorten its working day.