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short-cut

[shawrt-kuht] /ˈʃɔrtˌkʌt/
verb (used with object), short-cut, short-cutting.
1.
to cause to be shortened by the use of a shortcut.
verb (used without object), short-cut, short-cutting.
2.
to use or take a shortcut.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70
Related forms
short-cutter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for short cut

short cut

noun
1.
a route that is shorter than the usual one
2.
a means of saving time or effort
verb -cuts, -cutting, -cut
3.
(intransitive) to use a short cut
Word Origin
C16: from cut (in the sense: a direct route)
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