HyperDic: foreshorten

English > 2 senses of the word foreshorten:
VERBchangeforeshorten, abridge, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reducereduce in scope while retaining essential elements
changeforeshortenshorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth
English > foreshorten: 2 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningReduce in scope while retaining essential elements.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsabridge, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce
Narrowerbowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shortenedit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
digest, condense, concentratemake more concise
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Oppositeelaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilateadd details, as to an account or idea
Similar toedit, cut, edit outcut and assemble the components of
Spanishabreviar, acortar, compendiar, condensar, contraer, encoger, reducir, resumir, simplificar
Catalanabreujar, contraure, contreure, encongir, escurçar
English > foreshorten: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningshorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broadershortenmake shorter / shorter than originally / originally intended
Spanishcoronar

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