- 1foreshorten something/somebody (specialist) 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
BrE BrE//fɔːˈʃɔːtn//; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrˈʃɔːrtn//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they foreshorten
BrE BrE//fɔːˈʃɔːtn//; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrˈʃɔːrtn//he / she / it foreshortens
BrE BrE//fɔːˈʃɔːtnz//; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrˈʃɔːrtnz//past simple foreshortened
BrE BrE//fɔːˈʃɔːtnd//; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrˈʃɔːrtnd//past participle foreshortened
BrE BrE//fɔːˈʃɔːtnd//; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrˈʃɔːrtnd//-ing form foreshortening
BrE BrE//fɔːˈʃɔːtnɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrˈʃɔːrtnɪŋ//