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Definition of shortlist verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

shortlist

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈʃɔːtlɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɔːrtlɪst//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shortlist
BrE BrE//ˈʃɔːtlɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɔːrtlɪst//
 
he / she / it shortlists
BrE BrE//ˈʃɔːtlɪsts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɔːrtlɪsts//
 
past simple shortlisted
BrE BrE//ˈʃɔːtlɪstɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɔːrtlɪstɪd//
 
past participle shortlisted
BrE BrE//ˈʃɔːtlɪstɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɔːrtlɪstɪd//
 
-ing form shortlisting
BrE BrE//ˈʃɔːtlɪstɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɔːrtlɪstɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] shortlist somebody/something (for something) (British English) to put somebody/something on a shortlist for a job, prize, etc. Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by the end of the week. Her novel was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

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