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Verb: telescope  'te-li,skowp
  1. Crush together or collapse
    "In the accident, the cars telescoped"; "my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack"
     
  2. Make smaller or shorter
    "the novel was telescoped into a short play"
Noun: telescope  'te-li,skowp
  1. A magnifier of images of distant objects
    - scope

Derived forms: telescopes, telescoping, telescoped

Type of: concentrate, condense, crush, digest, distil [Brit], distill [N. Amer], magnifier, mash, squash, squeeze, squelch

Encyclopedia: Telescope, extremely large