v. make shorter; reduce to shorter form intended to represent full form, as for word or phrase
Because we were running out of time, the lecturer had to abbreviate her speech.
Sentence in Classic:
It was with that object that, a year earlier, he had fixed his affections on Miss Bart; but in the interval he had mounted nearer to the goal, while she had lost the power to abbreviate the remaining steps of the way.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
The old prince, now and then using abbreviations, wrote in his large elongated hand on blue paper as follows:.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Father Kelly, the priest, had found the name of the Spanish maker on the sword and an abbreviation that stood for the city of Cordova.