Definition of telescope verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    telescope

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈtɛləˌskoʊp//
     
    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.
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