- 1 foreshorten 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.
- 2foreshorten something (formal) to end something before it would normally finish synonym curtail a foreshortened education
NAmE//fɔrˈʃɔrtn//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they foreshorten
he / she / it foreshortens
past simple foreshortened
-ing form foreshortening