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shortcut

1. A route that is faster or more direct than the customary or original one. A: "I don't think we're going to make it in time with all this traffic!" B: "Don't worry, I know a shortcut through some side streets."
2. That which reduces the time, resources, or effort needed to accomplish something. There aren't any shortcuts to increasing our sales—we just have to work harder to find customers.

a ˌshort ˈcut (to something)


1 a shorter way to go to a place: I usually take a short cut behind the post office to get to college.
2 a way of doing something more quickly or easily: Producing good cheese takes time — there are really no short cuts.
See also: cut, short
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"Shortcut says..."?--?each time you invoke a shortcut via "Hey Siri", it returns and says "Shortcut says" and reads off the shortcut results.
Many of those who end up stuck in the valley of shortcuts often find themselves in that situation because of their desire for quick fixes.
Nevertheless, application of the shortcut method for fair value hedges has remained appealing up to now despite the SEC's negative views, due to the following:
And then, a shortcut is built from the selected cluster head to the sink node.
Hence, it was also tough "finding an exact match" in Hindi for the original Tamil title, with Shortcut Romeo serving to evoke the search among the generation represented by the film's characters for shortcuts to money, fame and success.
If I get a Bonanza filed for 12,000 westbound and she requests a shortcut through the MOA, I can't approve it.
Finally, you can use a number of preset keyboard shortcuts to quickly find specific information.
The new program directs users to thousands of shortcuts for dozens of computer applications, allowing them to navigate through their applications with the click of a button.
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The tool operates in real time, so users don't have to remember to run it, and intercepts malicious shortcut files both on PC hard drives as well as non-local drives, such as USB drives.
The new vulnerability affects Windows Shell, the Windows graphical user interface, and allows attackers to hack systems using malicious shortcut files.
This feature provides end-users with a friendly and intuitive shortcut manager and allow users to access a wide range of Etere solutions.
F1 Chief Executive Ecclestone told reporters at Madonna di Campiglio that giving drivers five chances per race to take the shortcut route would enhance the sport for TV.
I should have taken the time to make sure that my shortcut would work.
Most people thought Russell had taken the wrong course on Dix Villez and so faced inevitable disqualification when he took a shortcut and went inside some laurel bushes after the 22nd fence.