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French to English
1.abréger[abreʒe]verb trans
[interrompre (vacances)]to curtail, to cut short, to shorten
[interrompre (vie)]to cut short, to put an (early) end to
abréger les souffrances de qqn : to put an end to somebody's suffering
[tronquer (discours)]to cut
[tronquer (texte)]to cut, to abridge
[tronquer (conversation)]to cut short
(soutenu)[tronquer (mot)]to abbreviate, to truncate
Other expressions
abrège! : get to the point!
2.pour abrégeradv expression
Other expressions
Catherine, ou Cath pour abréger : Catherine, or Cath for short
pour abréger, nous avons échoué : to cut a long story short, we failed
© Larousse, 2007
SYSTRAN Dictionary
to shorten
to abbreviate
to abridge
to abstract
to condense
to curtail
to cut
to cut short
© SYSTRAN, 2010