Translation of short in Spanish:
adjective -er, -est
- 1 (of length, height, distance)(hair/skirt/grass)
corto(person)that dress is too short for her
bajoese vestido le queda demasiado cortohe's shorter than herél es más bajo que ellawhat's the shortest route to town?¿cúal es el camino más corto a la ciudad?you were still in short pants o (British English) trousersaún llevabas pantalones cortos or andabas de pantalón cortothey only live a short way off o awayviven muy cercawe've only got a short way to goya nos falta poco (para llegar)to get somebody by the short hairs o (in British English also) by the short and curlies [colloquial]pillar or agarrar or pescar a alguien [colloquial]to have somebody by the short hairs o (in British English also) by the short and curlies [colloquial]tener agarrado a alguien [colloquial]Example sentences
- The offender is described as a white man, 5ft 10 in tall, with short dark hair and of medium build.
- He had short dark hair, a small thin moustache and brown eyes.
- The suspect is a white man, 6ft tall, with stubble, short dark hair, and crooked white teeth.
- This is not a problem on short journeys but on a long haul it can literally become a pain in the neck.
- Now hardly anybody works on Saturday mornings and cars and buses are freely available to make the short journey to Ibrox or Parkhead.
- I was put up at a villa that stood on stilts in the sea and which required a short journey by boat to reach from the main resort itself.
- Wrapping her arms about her, Jenni cursed her choice of a skirt and short sleeves.
- Only now they were incongruously dressed in sheepskin jackets and short skirts.
- She was never associated with skimpy bathing suits, low cut gowns and short dresses.
- You have to imagine a tiny, thin, short fellow with a white beard and bald head.
- She's short and petite, with dimples in her smile and her hair in small little buns.
- She is short and petite in frame - a trait she inherited from her Japanese mother.
- 2 2.1 (brief)(visit/vacation/trip)the days are getting shorter
cortolos días van acortándosethey're striking for shorter hoursestán de huelga porque quieren una reducción de la jornada laborala short time agohace poco (tiempo)a short while agohace poco ratowe've only lived here for a short time o while
hace un ratito [colloquial]hace poco (tiempo) que vivimos aquíin just a few short yearsen pocos añosto have a short memorytener mala memoriathe short answer to that is noen una palabra: noLiz is short for ElizabethLiz es el diminutivo de Elizabethwe call him Rob for shortlo llamamos Rob para abreviarI'll keep this short and to the pointiré al granoshort and sweether visit was short and sweetsu visita fue corta: lo bueno si breve dos veces bueno …2.2 (Linguistics)(vowel/syllable)
Example sentences2.3in short (briefly)
- Maybe it's all part of a plan to nullify the threat from the land of the short sharp vowel.
- There are other vowel sounds in our language besides the short and long vowels.
- Many local accents are marked by a rhythm that tends to lengthen stressed vowels and to reduce or eliminate unstressed short vowels.
- It can occur in syllable coda position, but only after a short vowel.
- A trochee is a metrical foot of two syllables, the first long and the second short.
- We'll continue our conversation with both of these senators after a short break.
- After a short conversation he left but the residents believe someone tampered with a back window while he was there.
- She was suspicious and, after a short conversation, told the man to leave.
- Plan to write a relatively short novel; you are producing one book, not a library.
- One of the key issues to be considered in this short introduction is the extent to which this is true.
- The third book is longer than the first two, but is relatively short.
- 3 (brusque, impatient) he was very short with meestuvo muy brusco or cortante conmigoshe has a very short tempertiene muy mal genioExample sentences
- He was short with the press, which did not endear him when it came to the races with Coe.
- British Transport Police are being very short with their version of events.
- I don't know what I have done to upset him but I must have done something as Gareth has been very short with me of late.
- 4 (inadequate, deficient) the troops were on short rationslas raciones de las tropas eran escasasto be in short supply he was fined for giving short weightlo multaron por no dar el peso exactotime is getting shortqueda poco tiempoI'm a bit short just now
se está acabando el tiempoando algo corto or escaso or apurado de dinero en este momentowe're/they're still six people short o (in American English also) short six peopletodavía nos/les faltan seis personasthe throw was short by several metersel tiro se quedó corto varios metros(to be) short
ofsomething/somebodywe're very short of timeestamos muy cortos or escasos de tiempothey were short of staff
tenemos muy poco tiempono tenían suficiente personaldo you get short of breath?¿se queda sin aliento?five miles short of our destinationa cinco millas de nuestro destinowe're still a long way short of our targetestamos todavía muy lejos de nuestro objetivohe's just short of six feet tallmide poco menos de seis piesit would be nothing short of a miraclesería un verdadero or un auténtico milagronothing short of a miracle can save us nowsolo un milagro nos puede salvarit would be nothing short of disastrousno sería ni más ni menos que un desastrenothing short of a full apology will satisfy himsolo con una disculpa como Dios manda se quedará satisfechoshort of asking him outright, I don't know how you can find outsalvo que or a menos que le preguntes directamente, no sé cómo podrás averiguarloto be short
onsomething [colloquial] he's a bit short on brainses algo corto (de entendederas) [colloquial]they're not short on enthusiasmno les falta entusiasmoExample sentences
- We have not gotten off that, which is why we're short on equipment and personnel and training.
- They were short on information, but all said Deane had resigned from the OPP.
- If you're short on time and desperately in need of a one-stop option for all of your green needs, you're in luck.
- Six days after Tropical Storm Jeanne hit the island, water and food supplies are short.
- The co-operative's arable manager, Phil Rees, warned that supplies could be very short next spring.
- He added that there is a short supply of trained diabeticians.
- 5 (Cookery)(pastry)
que se deshace fácilmente (por contener mucha mantequilla o grasa)Example sentences
- The easiest way to do this with very short pastry is wrap it lightly around the rolling pin, lift the pastry up on the rolling pin, and lay it on top of the fruit.
- The short pastry is good and the sauce emulsified, but filling is bland invalid food and the ham is elusive.
- This had thin, short pastry nicely dusted with icing sugar and was delicious.
- 6 (Finance) 6.1(sale)6.2
a corto plazoExample sentences
- It is unusual because of the falling interest rate environment during most of the period, at least for short bonds, followed by a leveling off and slight rise in the last few months.
- Take short positions with caution until the market reverts back to bull confirmed.
- Unlike other investors, he can establish either long or short positions in securities.
- Shorters or short sellers are traders who sell shares that they don't already own.
- 1 (suddenly, abruptly) he cut me shortme interrumpióhe cut short his vacation
no me dejó terminarinterrumpió sus vacacioneshe stopped short when he saw mese paró en seco cuando me viothe train stopped just short of the obstructionel tren se paró justo antes del obstáculothey stopped short of firing himles faltó poco para echarlohe was brought up short by what she saidlo que ella dijo lo dejó heladoto be caught shortwe were caught short by an unexpected influx of visitorsla inesperada llegada de turistas nos pilló or (especially Spain) nos cogió desprevenidosto be caught o (in British English also) taken short (need toilet) [colloquial]I was caught short at the stationme entraron unas ganas terribles de ir al baño or al servicio en la estación
- 2 (below target, requirement) to fall short (shell/arrow) where they fall short is …en lo que fallan es …to fall short
ofsomethingwe fell short of our targetno alcanzamos nuestro objetivotheir quality falls short of our requirementsla calidad de sus productos está por debajo de nuestras exigencias or no está a la altura de lo que exigimosto fall … short ofsomethingthe arrow fell several meters short of its targetla flecha cayó a varios metros del blancohis performance fell well short of our expectationssu actuación estuvo muy por debajo de lo que esperábamosto go short ( ofsomething)we never went short of foodnunca nos faltó la comidaher parents never let her go short (of money)sus padres no permiten que le falte nada/que le falte dineroI went short of many things to pay that billtuve que privarme de muchas cosas para pagar esa cuentamy patience is running shortse me está acabando or agotando la pacienciawe're running short of coffeese nos está acabando el café→ sell 1 1 1
nos estamos quedando sin caféExample sentences
- He does tend to hit a lot of balls short, which allowed me to move up in the court and attack.
- Instead, we end up making an ugly pass at the ball and almost always leave it two or three feet short.
- Today, they are playing away from the body when the ball is pitched short.
- 2 (Cinema)Example sentences
- Arteta made several well-received shorts and the feature film Star Maps, about a would-be movie star who makes a living selling Hollywood maps - and sex.
- It means feature films, not shorts; fiction not documentary.
- The Raindance festival commences on October 23 and will include 70 feature films and 200 shorts from 22 countries.
- 3 (drink)(British English) (copa de bebida alcohólica de las que se sirven en pequeñas cantidades, como el whisky o el coñac)Example sentences
- Nicholas said he had drunk about six shorts and other alcohol and had taken heroin in the hours leading up to the encounter.
- She had drunk a litre of cider and three shorts of vodka and had taken too high a dose of her prescribed medicine.
- There is a fan nearby which fills one ear with white noise and makes me slightly giddy as if I had drunk a short.
- (Electricity)hacer un cortocircuitoExample sentences
- If you did not do anything with the flyback, gradually the internal capacitance will become shorted and you will need to refurbish the flyback.
- Only by using a ringer test you will know if it shorted or not.
- It sort of reminded me of when you see powerlines shorting out, or see a lot of sort of slow sparks leaping out from this central point.
- 1verb + adverb
(iron/hairdryer)2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
hacer (un) cortocircuito
hacer (un) cortocircuito
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