English version

short cut

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshort cutˌshort ˈcut, short-cut / $ ˈ../ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 WAY/ROUTEa 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 FAST/QUICKa quicker way of doing somethingshort cut to 🔊 There aren’t really any short cuts to learning English.
Examples from the Corpus
short cutOnly the air was tainted by the fumes from the slow-moving cars that used the street as a short cut.She took them by a short cut to the Weinbaum Canal.They had orders to take the short cut and risk the mines.
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