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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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Easy to break 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.”
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Short and thickset in stature or build
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Utterly impoverished
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Annoyed or irritated and quick to take offence at petty things
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Done or happening suddenly or quickly
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Unwilling to talk or impart information
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Closely packed
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Having an inadequate number of workers or assistants
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Cut very short
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Describing a style of Japanese art
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Unfriendly or aggressive in nature
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Completely empty
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Adverb
With a great suddenness
“Our cat decided that it wanted to be in the living room, and then stopped short for no apparent reason.”
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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
Very brief film
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A small alcoholic drink
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Supporting movie
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Short circuit
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The substance or general meaning of a speech or text
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A booklet of printed informational matter, like a pamphlet, often for promotional purposes
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A short sleep, especially during the day
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A short, sharp cry, especially of pain or alarm
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A stiff animal hair, or a man-made substitute, used to make a brush
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