1. telescope, squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeeze

usage: crush together or collapse; "In the accident, the cars telescoped"; "my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack"

2. telescope, digest, condense, concentrate

usage: make smaller or shorter; "the novel was telescoped into a short play"


1. telescoped, shortened, short (vs. long)

usage: shortened by or as if by means of parts that slide one within another or are crushed one into another; "a miracle that anyone survived in the telescoped cars"; "years that seemed telescoped like time in a dream"

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