abate, abbreviate, abrade, abridge, abstract, arrest, bate, bereave, bleed, bob, boil down, bridle, capsulize, check, circumscribe, clip, coarct, compact, compress, concentrate, condense, consolidate, constrain, constrict, constringe, contain, contract, control, cool, cool off, cramp, crop, curb, cut, cut back, cut down, cut off, cut off short, cut short, damp, dampen, decelerate, decrease, deduct, deflate, depreciate, depress, deprive, deprive of, derogate, detract, diminish, disentitle, disparage, divest, dock, dompt, downgrade, drain, draw, draw in, draw together, ease one of, eat away, elide, enjoin, epitomize, erode, extract, file away, foreshorten, govern, guard, hinder, hold, hold at bay, hold back, hold fast, hold in, hold in check, hold in leash, hold up, impair, inhibit, keep, keep back, keep from, keep in, keep in check, keep under control, knit, lay under restraint, leach, lessen, lighten one of, lower, milk, mine, minify, mow, narrow, nip, pare, poll, pollard, prohibit, prune, pucker, pucker up, pull, pull in, purify, purse, reap, recap, recapitulate, reduce, refine, rein, rein in, remove, restrain, retard, retrench, roll back, rub away, scale down, set back, shave, shear, shorten, simplify, slash, slow down, snub, solidify, step down, straiten, strangle, strangulate, stunt, subduct, subtract, sum up, summarize, synopsize, take away, take away from, take from, take in, tap, telescope, thin, thin out, trim, truncate, tune down, wear away, weed, withdraw, withhold, wrinkle
subduct, subtract, deduct, deduce, bate, retrench, remove, withdraw, take from, take away, detract, garble, mutilate, amputate, detruncate, cut off, cut away, cut out, abscind, excise, pare, thin, prune, decimate, abrade, scrape, file, geld, castrate, eliminate, diminish, curtail
, deprive of, weaken.
be short, render short, shorten, curtail
, abridge, abbreviate, take in, reduce, compress, epitomize, retrench, cut short, obtruncate, scrimp, cut, chop up, hack, hew, cut down, pare down, clip, dock, lop, prune, shear, shave, mow, reap, crop, snub, truncate, pollard, stunt, nip, check the growth of, foreshorten (in drawing).