Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb foreshorten

2 senses of foreshorten

Sense 1
abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce -- (reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened")
       => decrease, lessen, minify -- (make smaller; "He decreased his staff")

Sense 2
foreshorten -- (shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth)
       => shorten -- (make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration; "He shortened his trip due to illness")

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