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Verb
Condense or conflate so as to occupy less space or time
“Furthermore, I feel it is perfectly legitimate, in the interests of creating a good drama, to telescope events or create symbolic scenes.”
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To reduce in volume or size by constricting
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(with reference to an object made of concentric tubular parts) To slide or cause to slide into itself, so that it becomes smaller
“The doubler plate is very securely riveted to the boiler barrel but close inspection shows that water has been leaking for some time and has cause serious external corrosion of the outer surface of the barrel - particularly where the two barrel sections telescope into each other.”
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To crush (a vehicle) by the force of an impact
“He remounted his motorcycle and paused momentarily to look down into the dried bed of the klong at the smoking telescoped vehicle there, as the hospital staff swarmed all over it.”
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To shorten something as if by cutting off part of it
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Dehydrate, dry up
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An optical instrument designed to make distant objects appear nearer, containing an arrangement of lenses, or of curved mirrors and lenses, by which rays of light are collected and focused and the resulting image magnified
“Now we have evidence from observations, images, with large telescopes and the Hubble space telescope that show bright and dark regions on Titan's surface.”
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