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abbreviate something to something
1. and abbreviate something as something to make specific initials or an acronym out of a word or phrase. The phrase was abbreviated to ABC.
2. to make something into a shorter version of itself. The act has been abbreviated to just a few minutes.
See also: abbreviate
abbreviated piece of nothing
n. an insignificant person or thing. Tell that abbreviated piece of nothing to get his tail over here, but fast.