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Small in stature due to having relatively little height
“This sport allows tall and short players alike to participate in.”
(of writing) Relatively brief in extent
“She quickly ran downstairs to her desk and wrote a short reply, before running back upstairs.”
Limited or insufficient in quantity
“It is true that our provisions are short, but we have received news that the inhabitants of Canada are all friendly.”
Being or characterized by direct, brief, and potentially rude speech or manner
“She has a tendency to be short and distant when she's under stress.”
Having a texture that readily breaks into little pieces under pressure
“The pastry was short and there was no doubt about the almond flavour.”
Lasting or taking a small amount of time
“The restaurant is closed for a short period in the afternoon to allow staff to prepare for dinner service.”
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.”
With a great suddenness
“Our cat decided that it wanted to be in the living room, and then stopped short for no apparent reason.”
To defraud by providing with a smaller than agreed or labeled amount
“That unscrupulous shop owner has been known to short unsuspecting customers.”
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