Meaning of abridge
Pronunciation: (u-brij'), [key]
— a•bridged, a•bridg•ing.
- to shorten by omissions while retaining the basic contents: to abridge a reference book.
- to reduce or lessen in duration, scope, authority, etc.; diminish; curtail: to abridge a visit; to abridge one's freedom.
- to deprive; cut off.
- abridge (Thesaurus)