short cut

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
(+ to): There aren't really any short cuts to learning English.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • 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

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