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Hypotenuse1

zero derivation; verb
To cut across the corner area between two perpendicularly touching lines, usually in the instance of walking or other means of transportation, such that the actor’s trajectory is likened to the hypotenuse of a triangle.
 
Conversion allows for the word to name the action of walking along a real-world hypotenuse, with roads or paths typically forming the right angles. It’s used to name the specific shortcut.
Etymology : From the noun form of “hypotenuse”, the longest side of a right triangle.
Source : “Let’s hypotenuse this shit.” (Friend, August 2017)
Last modified: 30 November 2017


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