V. To take a shortcut. From the practice of utilizing the properties Pythagorean Theorem and going diagonally when turning at a corner instead of going all the way to the end and turning 90 degrees. This process is faster, since less distance is being covered.
However, the time is often gained at the expense of quality, because less effort is being used.
He cut corners with the project, and though he finished a day early, he received a low grade because he neglected key details.