short-cutPronunciation: (shôrt'kut"), [key]
—v., -cut, -cut•ting.
to cause to be shortened by the use of a shortcut.
to use or take a shortcut.
short•cutPronunciation: (shôrt'kut"), [key]
a shorter or quicker way.
a method, procedure, policy, etc., that reduces the time or energy needed to accomplish something.
constituting or providing a shorter or quicker way: shortcut methods.
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