shortcut
I. noun Date: 1637 1. a route more direct than the one ordinarily taken 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
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II. verb (-cut; -cutting) Date: 1915 transitive verb to shorten (as a route or procedure) by use of a shortcut; also circumvent intransitive verb to take or use a shortcut

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • shortcut — [shôrtkut΄] n. 1. a shorter way to get to the same place 2. any way of saving time, effort, expense, etc. vt. shortcut, shortcutting to make shorter, as by using a shortcut vi. to take or use a shortcut …   English World dictionary

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  • shortcut — (izg. šȍrtkat) m DEFINICIJA inform. 1. ikona na desktopu koja predstavlja skraćeni, brži put preko kojeg se dolazi do željene datoteke ili programa; prečica 2. kombinacija tipaka do neke funkcije ili radnje; veza ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • shortcut — n. 1) to take a shortcut 2) a shortcut to (a shortcut to success) * * * to take a shortcut a shortcut to (a shortcut to success) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Shortcut — The word shortcut may have the following specific meanings, besides its generic meaning of a shorter route or smaller effort.*Computer shortcut, a file that contains only the location of another file in the computer *Keyboard shortcuts, a… …   Wikipedia

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  • shortcut — short|cut [ ʃɔrt,kʌt ] noun count 1. ) a path or way of going somewhere that is quicker and shorter than the usual way: take a shortcut: On the way home we took a shortcut to avoid traffic. 2. ) a quicker way than usual to do or achieve something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shortcut — /ˈʃɔtkʌt/ (say shawtkut) adjective 1. of, relating to, or offering a short cut. –verb (shortcut, shortcutting) –verb (t) 2. to apply a short cut to: to shortcut a dispute. –verb (i) 3. to use a short cut …   Australian English dictionary

  • shortcut — {n.} A road shorter than the one that people normally take. * /We can save twenty minutes if we take this shortcut over the hill./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shortcut — {n.} A road shorter than the one that people normally take. * /We can save twenty minutes if we take this shortcut over the hill./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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