Word forms: foreshortens
1. verb To foreshorten someone or something means to draw them, photograph them, or see them from an unusual angle so that the parts of them that are furthest away seem smaller than they really are. [V n] ⇒ She could see herself in the reflecting lenses, which had grotesquely foreshortened her. [V-ed] ⇒ ...a steeply foreshortened view. 2. verb
To foreshorten something means to make it shorter than it would otherwise be. [literary] truncate [V n] ⇒ She felt that her husband's unexpected promotion foreshortened his life. [V-ed] ⇒ ...a foreshortened version of the opera.
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