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short British & World English

Measuring a small distance from end to end

short English Thesaurus

a short piece of string

run low British & World English

Become depleted

shorts British & World English

Short trousers that reach only to the knees or thighs

hot-short British & World English

(Of a metal) brittle when hot

for short British & World English

As an abbreviation or nickname

go short British & World English

Not have enough of something, especially food

in short British & World English

To sum up; briefly

short for British & World English

An abbreviation or nickname for

short-arm British & World English

Denoting a blow or throw executed with the arm not fully extended or with motion from the elbow only

short-day British & World English

Denoting a plant that needs a daily period of darkness of more than a certain length to initiate flowering, which therefore happens naturally as the days shorten in the autumn

short end British & World English

The part of a stock market which deals in short-term stocks or other securities or commodities

short hop British & World English

A batted or thrown ball that hits the ground and is caught low just as it makes a bounce

short rib British & World English

another term for floating rib.

short-run British & World English

Taken or considered on a short timescale; short-term

cold-short British & World English

(Of a metal) brittle in its cold state

fall short British & World English

(Of a missile) fail to reach its target

come short British & World English

Fail to reach a goal or standard

sell short British & World English

Sell stock or other securities or commodities which one does not own at the time, in the hope of buying at a lower price before the delivery time

stop short British & World English

Stop (or cause to stop) suddenly or abruptly

short-arse British & World English

A person of small stature

short-dated British & World English

(Of a stock or bond) due for early payment or redemption

short field British & World English

The part of the outfield nearest the infield

short game British & World English

The part of golf concerned with approach shots and putting

short haul British & World English

A relatively short distance in terms of travel or the transport of goods

short head British & World English

A length less than that of a horse’s head (used in referring to the distance by which a horse wins or loses)

short leet British & World English

Scottish term for shortlist.

short-lived British & World English

Lasting only a short time

short mark British & World English

Informal term for breve222.

short metre British & World English

A metrical pattern for hymns in which the stanzas have four lines with 6, 6, 8, and 6 syllables

short order British & World English

An order or dish of food which can be quickly prepared and served

short-range British & World English

(Especially of a vehicle or missile) only able to be used or be effective over short distances

short score British & World English

A score in which the parts are condensed on to a small number of staves

short-sheet British & World English

Make (a bed) as an apple-pie bed

short sight British & World English

The inability to see things clearly unless they are relatively close to the eyes, owing to the focusing of rays of light by the eye at a point in front of the retina

short-stay British & World English

Denoting or relating to people staying somewhere for only a short period

short story British & World English

A story with a fully developed theme but significantly shorter and less elaborate than a novel

short suit British & World English

(In bridge or whist) a holding of only one or two cards of one suit in a hand

short-term British & World English

Occurring in or relating to a relatively short period of future time

short time British & World English

The condition of working fewer than the regular hours per day or days per week

short-timer British & World English

A person nearing the end of their period of military service

short title British & World English

An abbreviated form of a title of a book or document

short-track British & World English

Denoting or relating to a race, especially in speed skating or motor racing, which is held over a short track

short view British & World English

Consideration of the present and immediate future only

short waist British & World English

A high waist on a woman’s dress or a person’s body

short wave British & World English

A radio wave of a wavelength between about 10 and 100 m (and a frequency of about 3 to 30 MHz)

short-lived English Thesaurus

this was a short-lived setback


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