(noun, verb)


1. a magnifier of images of distant objects

Similar word(s): scope

Definition categories: man–made, magnifier


1. crush together or collapse

- In the accident, the cars telescoped

- my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack

Definition categories: contact, crush, mash, squash, squeeze, squelch

2. make smaller or shorter

- the novel was telescoped into a short play

Definition categories: change, concentrate, condense, digest