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"