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abridge
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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Definition
reduce in scope while retaining essential elements — especially to a book
  • Tess wished to abridge her visit as much as possible; but the young man was pressing, and she consented to accompany him.
    1 — The Maiden (50% in)

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