1.1Treat unfairly by withholding something of value: residents perennially complain about their own children’s needs being shortchanged
More example sentences
- We have, therefore, chosen to live quietly with the ban, confident that sooner or later Government would realise that ultimately it is short-changing the people.
- The poll, conducted by the University of Pennsylvania's National Annenberg Election Survey, underscored the way that the irrational clustering of the primaries short-changes voters.
- When it does resurface, on the final page of the book, it short-changes the reader dramatically and disappointingly.
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