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Definition of foreshorten verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they foreshorten
    he / she / it foreshortens
    past simple foreshortened
    -ing form foreshortening
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  1. 1foreshorten something/somebody (technology) to draw, photograph, etc. objects or people so that they look smaller or closer together than they really are Viewed from above, their bodies were foreshortened and partly hidden.
  2. 2foreshorten something (formal) to end something before it would normally finish synonym curtail a foreshortened education
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: foreshorten