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  • marked by rude or peremptory shortness
    • try to cultivate a less brusque manner
    • a curt reply
    • the salesgirl was very short with him
  • tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening
    • shortbread is a short crumbly cookie
    • a short flaky pie crust
  • lacking foresight or scope
    • a short view of the problem
    • shortsighted policies
    • shortsighted critics derided the plan
    • myopic thinking
  • less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
    • a light pound
    • a scant cup of sugar
    • regularly gives short weight
  • of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration
    • the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short
  • not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices
    • a short sale
    • short in cotton
  • (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range
    • a short memory
  • not sufficient to meet a need
    • an inadequate income
    • a poor salary
    • money is short
    • on short rations
    • food is in short supply
    • short on experience
  • low in stature; not tall
    • he was short and stocky
    • short in stature
    • a short smokestack
    • a little man
  • (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length
    • short skirts
    • short hair
    • the board was a foot short
    • a short toss
  • primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration
    • a short life
    • a short flight
    • a short holiday
    • a short story
    • only a few short months
  • in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner
    • he told me curtly to get on with it
    • he talked short with everyone
    • he said shortly that he didn't like it
  • at a disadvantage
    • I was caught short
  • so as to interrupt
    • She took him up short before he could continue
  • at some point or distance before a goal is reached
    • he fell short of our expectations
  • clean across
    • the car's axle snapped short
  • without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold
    • he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash
  • quickly and without warning
    • he stopped suddenly
  • the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base
  • accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
  • the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  • create a short circuit in
  • cheat someone by not returning him enough money
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