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Adjective
Small in stature due to having relatively little height
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“This sport allows tall and short players alike to participate in.”
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(of writing) Relatively brief in extent
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“She quickly ran downstairs to her desk and wrote a short reply, before running back upstairs.”
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Limited or insufficient in quantity
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“It is true that our provisions are short, but we have received news that the inhabitants of Canada are all friendly.”
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Rather rude, curt or abrupt in speech or manner
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“She has a tendency to be short and distant when she's under stress.”
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Easily broken into small fragments
“The pastry was short, and there was no doubt about the almond flavor.”
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Lasting or taking a small amount of time
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“The restaurant is closed for a short period in the afternoon to allow staff to prepare for dinner service.”
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Being the straightest and most direct way to a point or end
“We decided to take the short route to the lake, even if it meant having to traipse through swampland.”
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Clear and straightforward
“Unfortunately, I cannot give a short explanation for this finding.”
Adjective
Like or resembling a stump
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Extremely poor and lacking the means to provide for oneself
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Not having all the necessary or appropriate parts
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Quick to take offense at petty things
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Unfriendly or aggressive in nature
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Closely packed
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Shortly trimmed or close-cut
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Missing, or not present or existing
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Lacking physical depth
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Referring to hair, cut uniformly to a specific length
Adverb
With a great suddenness
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“Our cat decided that it wanted to be in the living room, and then stopped short for no apparent reason.”
Adverb
By accident, without knowing
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Verb
To defraud by providing with a smaller than agreed or labeled amount
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“That unscrupulous shop owner has been known to short unsuspecting customers.”
Noun
The basis or essence of something
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A booklet of printed informational matter
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Synonymous with short, short film, and brief film
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A short, low-budget film typically used as support or shown before the main feature
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A short, sharp cry, especially of pain or alarm
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A small amount of an alcoholic drink
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