short cut

short-cut

[shawrt-kuht]
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:
1560–70

short-cutter, noun
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short cut
 
n
1.  a route that is shorter than the usual one
2.  a means of saving time or effort
 
vb , -cuts, -cutting, -cut
3.  (intr) to use a short cut
 
[C16: from cut (in the sense: a direct route)]

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