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What is the opposite of lengthen?

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Opposite of to make or become physically longer (or larger)
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Opposite of to extend or make longer in duration
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(of a living thing) Opposite of to get bigger physically through natural development
“He had an autoimmune disease that made him shrink in size over time.”
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Opposite of to extend the duration of
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(of clothing) Opposite of to lengthen by undoing and resewing a hem
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Opposite of to postpone or assign to a later time or date
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Opposite of to pull or elongate a stretchable object
“Roll small balls and place them on top, then squash into shape.”
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(transitive) Opposite of to maintain or prolong
“Due to recent events, it has become necessary for us to suspend your credit card.”
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