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shortcut

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noun short·cut \ˈshȯrt-ˌkət also -ˈkət\

Definition of shortcut

  1. 1 :  a route more direct than the one ordinarily taken

  2. 2 :  a method or means of doing something more directly and quickly than and often not so thoroughly as by ordinary procedure a shortcut to success

  3. 3 :  a key or combination of keys on a computer keyboard programmed to perform a specific function when pressed You can open any item by clicking it or by assigning it a keyboard shortcut. — Christopher Breen —called also hot key

Examples of shortcut in a sentence

  1. Wait, I know a shortcut. Turn left here.

  2. We took a shortcut home.

  3. Let's take the shortcut through the woods.

  4. I used a shortcut to calculate the total weight.

  5. There are no shortcuts to learning another language.

  6. Mistakes were made because too many shortcuts were taken.

1637

First Known Use of shortcut

1637


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shortcut

verb short·cut

Definition of shortcut

shortcut

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shortcutting

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to shorten (as a route or procedure) by use of a shortcut; also :  circumvent

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to take or use a shortcut

Examples of shortcut in a sentence

  1. are you sure there's no way to shortcut the entrance requirements?

1915

First Known Use of shortcut

1915


SHORTCUT Defined for English Language Learners

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shortcut

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noun short·cut \ˈshȯrt-ˌkət also -ˈkət\

Definition of shortcut for English Language Learners

  • : a shorter, quicker, or easier way to get to a place

  • : a quicker or easier way to do something


SHORTCUT Defined for Kids

shortcut

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noun short·cut \ˈshȯrt-ˌkət\

Definition of shortcut for Students

  1. :  a shorter, quicker, or easier way



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