Definition of shortcut noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʃɔːtkʌt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɔːrtkʌt//
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  1. 1a quicker or shorter way of getting to a place You can take a shortcut across the field.
  2. 2a way of doing something that is quicker than the usual way There are no shortcuts to economic recovery. There are no shortcuts when it comes to fitness.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shortcut