Definition of abridge verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

abridge

 verb
verb
NAmE//əˈbrɪdʒ//
 
abridge somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they abridge
 
he / she / it abridges
 
past simple abridged
 
-ing form abridging
 
 
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to make a book, play, etc. shorter by leaving parts out She has been asked to abridge the movie for television.
NAmE//əˈbrɪdʒd//
 
adjective an abridged edition/version opposite unabridged
NAmE//əˈbrɪdʒmənt//
 
(also abridgement) noun [uncountable, countable]
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