foreshorten

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Verb[change]

Plain form
foreshorten

Third-person singular
foreshortens

Past tense
foreshortened

Past participle
foreshortened

Present participle
foreshortening

  1. To foreshorten is to make shorter.
    His use of tobacco would foreshorten his life by ten years.
  2. An artist can foreshorten lines on a drawing to make it look like it has depth.