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short cut

noun
     
short cut also short-cut [countable]
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 something
short cut to
There aren't really any shortcuts to learning English.

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