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What does "Telescope" mean?

Definition

(a.) To slide or pass one within another, after the manner of the sections of a small telescope or spyglass; to come into collision, as railway cars, in such a manner that one runs into another (n.) An optical instrument used in viewing distant objects, as the heavenly bodies (v. t.) To cause to come into collision, so as to telescope


Synonyms scope


Example: "The novel was telescoped into a short play" Example: "In the accident, the cars telescoped"


Word Family telescoped, telescopes, telescopic, telescoping