Definition of short-sheet in English:

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[with object] North American informal
1Make (a bed) as an apple-pie bed: let’s short-sheet Carrie’s bed
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  • To our knowledge, no one from SAIS has ever short-sheeted a bed.
  • These included short-sheeting a fellow guardsman's bed, shooting mailboxes and road signs for fun, and raiding the base commissary for Pop Tarts.
1.1Give an apple-pie bed to (someone): we short-sheeted everyone in our cabin
1.2Cheat or treat unjustly: we retirees have been short-sheeted for a long time
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  • Observe as a cabal of billionaires cadges an election and takes over the country, waging war and short-sheeting the citizenry.
  • I'm doing what I think is important, talking to people that are real people about what I feel to be the truth about things, but I feel like I get short-sheeted if I do that.

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