abate, abbreviate, abrade, abridge, abscind, abstract, amputate, annihilate, ban, bar, bate, beat, beat down, beguile of, bilk, bob, boil down, borrow, break, brush, brush by, bunco, burn, capsulize, caress, cheapen, cheat, chisel, chouse, chouse out of, clip, close shave
, cog, cog the dice, come in contact, compress, con, condense, contact, contract, cozen, crib, crop, cull, curtail, cut, cut away, cut back, cut down, cut off, cut off short, cut out, cut prices, cut short, dab, decline, decrease, deduct, deflate, defraud, depreciate, derogate, detract, devaluate, diddle, diminish, discount, discount notes, disparage, dive, do in, do out of, dock, drag, drain, dress, dub, eat away, elide, eliminate, enucleate, epitomize, equalize, eradicate, erode, euchre, even, except, excise, exclude, extinguish, extirpate, extract, fall, fall in price, file away, finagle, flam, flatten, fleece, flimflam, fob, foreshorten, fudge, give way, glance, gouge, grade, graze, grease, gull, gyp, harrow, have, hit, hocus, hocus-pocus, impair, impinge, isolate, jew down, kiss, knock off, lay, leach, lend, lessen, level, lop, lower, lubricate, mark down, mow, mulct, mutilate, narrow escape, narrow squeak, nip, nose-dive, nudge, oil, osculate, pack the deal, pare, peel, pick out, pigeon, plane, planish, plaster, plummet, plunge, poll, pollard, practice fraud upon, prune, purify, reap, recap, recapitulate, reduce, refine, remove, retrench, rook, root out, rub, rub away, rule out, sag, scam, scrape, screw, sell gold bricks, set apart, set aside, shear, shingle, shortchange, shorten, shred, sideswipe, skim, skirt, skive, slash, slump, smooth, smooth down, smooth out, snub, squeak by, stack the cards, stamp out, stick, sting, strike off, strip, strip off, stunt, subduct, subtract, sum up, summarize, swindle, synopsize, take a dive, take away, take from, take in, take off, take out, telescope, thimblerig, thin, thin out, throw a fight, touch, trim, truncate, victimize, wear away, weed, whittle, wipe out, withdraw
become small, become smaller, lessen, decrease, grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, lose flesh, wizen, fall away, waste, wane, ebb, decay, be smaller than, fall short of, not come up to, render smaller, lessen, diminish, contract, draw in, narrow, coarctate, boil down, constrict, constringe, condense, compress, squeeze, corrugate, crimp, crunch, crush, crumple up, warp, purse up, pack, squeeze, stow, pinch, tighten, strangle, cramp, dwarf, bedwarf, shorten, circumscribe, restrain, (subtraction) 38 abrade, pare, reduce, attenuate, rub down, scrape, file, file down, grind, grind down, chip, shave
, shear, wear down.
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).
, pare, peel, delaminate, plate, coat, veneer, cover.
smooth, smoothen, plane, file, mow, shave
, level, roll, macadamize, polish, burnish, calender, glaze, iron, hot-press, mangle, lubricate.
untruth, falsehood, lie, story, thing that is not, fib, bounce, crammer, taradiddle, whopper, jhuth, forgery, fabrication, invention, misstatement, misrepresentation, perversion, falsification, gloss, suggestio falsi, exaggeration, invention, fabrication, fiction, fable, nursery tale, romance, absurd story, untrue story, false story, trumped up story, trumped up statement, thing devised by the enemy, canard, shave
, sell, hum, traveler's tale, Canterbury tale, cock and bull story, fairy tale, fake, claptrap, press agent's yarn, puff, puffery (exaggeration), myth, moonshine, bosh, all my eye and Betty Martin, mare's nest, farce, irony, half truth, white lie, pious fraud, mental reservation, pretense, pretext, false plea, subterfuge, evasion, shift, shuffle, make-believe, sham, profession, empty words, Judas kiss, disguise, untrue, false, phony, trumped up, void of foundation, without- foundation, fictive, far from the truth, false as dicer's oaths, unfounded, ben trovato, invented, fabulous, fabricated, forged, fictitious, factitious, supposititious, surreptitious, elusory, illusory, ironical, soi-disant, se non e vero e ben trovato, where none is meant that meets the ear.