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  ( foreshortens    3rd person present)   ( foreshortening    present participle)   ( foreshortened    past tense & past participle  ) To foreshorten someone or something means to draw them, photograph them, or see them from an unusual angle so that the parts of them that are furthest away seem smaller than they really are.      verb  
She could see herself in the reflecting lenses, which had grotesquely foreshortened her.      V n  
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