short cut

short cut
short cut NOUN 1) an alternative route that is shorter than the one usually taken. 2) an accelerated but somewhat irregular way of doing something.

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  • short|cut — short cut, or short|cut «SHRT KUHT», noun. 1. a less distant or quicker way between two places. 2. Figurative. a quick or quicker way: »There are no short cuts to wisdom and learning. short cut «SHRT KUHT», verb, cut, cut| …   Useful english dictionary

  • short cut — short cuts also short cut, shortcut 1) N COUNT A short cut is a quicker way of getting somewhere than the usual route. I tried to take a short cut and got lost. 2) N COUNT: oft N to n A short cut is a method of achieving something more quickly or …   English dictionary

  • short cut — also short cut [ US ˈ. .] n 1.) a quicker and more direct way of getting somewhere than the usual one ▪ Carlos decided to take a short cut home. ▪ We were late for the game, but found a short cut through the fields. 2.) a quicker way of doing… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • short cut — UK / US or shortcut UK [ˈʃɔː(r)tˌkʌt] / US [ˈʃɔrtˌkʌt] noun [countable] Word forms short cut : singular short cut plural short cuts 1) a path or route that is quicker and shorter than the usual way 2) a way of saving time or effort in doing… …   English dictionary

  • short-cut — short cutter, n. /shawrt kut /, v., short cut, short cutting. v.t. 1. to cause to be shortened by the use of a shortcut. v.i. 2. to use or take a shortcut. [1560 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • short cut — noun VERB + SHORT CUT ▪ be ▪ take ▪ use sth as ▪ provide (often figurative) ▪ Each saint was depicted with his or her symbols, which provided a short cut to recognition …   Collocations dictionary

  • short cut — noun (C) 1 a quicker, more direct way of going somewhere than the usual one: We were late for the game, but found a short cut through the fields. | take a short cut: Carlos decided to take a short cut home. 2 a quicker way of doing something (+… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • short-cut — see short cut …   English dictionary

  • short cut — a shorter path, a quicker method, quick and dirty    To become an actor, you learn the skills and work very hard. There are no short cuts …   English idioms

  • Short cut — Als Tastenkombination (auch Tastaturkombination, Tastaturbefehl, Tastenkürzel, Tastensequenz, Hotkey, Shortcut) bezeichnet man das gleichzeitige oder aufeinanderfolgende Drücken mehrerer Tasten auf Computertastaturen in einer bestimmten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia