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Definition of telescope verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they telescope
    he / she / it telescopes
    past simple telescoped
    -ing form telescoping
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] telescope (something) to become shorter, or make something shorter, by sliding sections inside one another
  2. 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.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: telescope