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Verb: foreshorten  for'shor-t(u)n
  1. Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
    "The manuscript must be foreshortened";
    - abridge, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce
     
  2. Shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth

Derived forms: foreshortened, foreshortening, foreshortens

Type of: decrease, lessen, minify, shorten

Encyclopedia: Foreshorten