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An alternate path between two points, typically shorter or faster than the commonly used paths
“Horror movies begin when a group of teenagers take a shortcut through the woods on a dark night.”
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A method to accomplish something that omits one or more steps
“Here's a shortcut for multiplying a decimal by a power of ten.”
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Key code
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A straight line between two places
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A way or track laid down for walking or made by continual treading
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The process of abbreviating something
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A particular procedure for accomplishing or approaching something, especially a systematic or established one
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To avoid or circumvent (a rule, obstacle or problem)
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“The officials cooperate in every way to shortcut the red tape that might otherwise cause long delays.”
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