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  1. abridge

    • IPA[əˈbrɪdʒ]

    英式

    • v.
      shorten (a piece of writing) without losing the sense;curtail (a right or privilege)
    • verb: abridge, 3rd person present: abridges, gerund or present participle: abridging, past tense: abridged, past participle: abridged

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. shorten (a piece of writing) without losing the sense the introduction is abridged from the author's afterword to the novel
    • 2. curtail (a right or privilege) even the right to free speech can be abridged