Translation of short in French:


Pronunciation: /ʃɔːt/


  • 1 (drink) alcool (m) fort

npl (shorts)


  • 4to be in short supply être difficile à trouver time is getting short le temps presse
  • 5 (lacking) he is short of sth il lui manque qch to be short on [person] manquer de [talent, tact] to run short of manquer de [clothes, money, food]
  • 6Tom is short for Thomas Tom est le diminutif de Thomas
  • 7 (abrupt) to be short with sb être brusque avec qn
  • 8 [pastry] brisé/-e


  • [stop] net to stop short of doing se retenir pour ne pas faire

phr (in short)

phr (short of)

  • short of doing à moins de faire


to sell oneself short

se sous-estimer

to make short work of sth/sb

expédier qch/qn

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