- 1[intransitive, transitive] telescope (something) to become shorter, or make something shorter, by sliding sections inside one another
- 2[transitive] telescope something (into something) to reduce something so that it happens in less time Three episodes have been telescoped into a single program.
NAmE//ˈtɛləˌskoʊp//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they telescope
he / she / it telescopes
past simple telescoped
-ing form telescoping