to become shorter
"He shortened his trip due to illness"
"The manuscript must be shortened"
"shorten the skirt"
"shorten the rope by a few inches"
"In winter, the days shorten"
"bowdlerize a novel"
He was going to shorten the proposed two months into six weeks.
出自： J. Galsworthy
I've had my fur coat shortened.
出自： J. Rhys
Driving a cab tends to shorten your life span.
出自： S. Terkel