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Relatively small in extent
“She quickly ran downstairs to her desk and wrote a short reply, before running back upstairs.”
Having relatively little height
“The problem for short people was to see over the crowd.”
In insufficient supply
“But if time is short it comes back to the question of direct access.”
Being or characterized by direct, brief, and potentially rude speech or manner
“One minute she'll be nice and friendly and the next she'll be short and distant.”
Having a texture that readily breaks into little pieces under pressure
“The pastry was short and there was no doubt about the almond flavour.”
Measuring a small distance from end to end
“Bertha ran downstairs as quickly as her short legs would carry her, a mix of fear and intense fury flooding her veins.”
Lasting or taking a small amount of time
“The ship was closed for a short period while it was shifted to a new location opposite the Gateway of India.”
“There is a female redwing in the short scrubby bushes.”
“Let's take the short route.”
With great suddenness
“Iris headed for the kitchen, then stopped short.”
To rob by the use of trickery or threats
“… charged that the used-car dealer had been shorting customers for years.”
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