Meaning of shorten
Pronunciation: (shôr'tn), [key]
- to make short or shorter.
- to reduce, decrease, take in, etc.: to shorten sail.
- to make (pastry, bread, etc.) short, as with butter or other fat.
- choke (def. 8).
- to become short or shorter.
- (of odds) to decrease.
- shorten (Thesaurus)