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short as in cheat someone by not returning him enough money

    Synonyms

    • short-change cheat someone by not returning him enough money ; deprive of by deceit
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    short as in create a short circuit in

      Synonyms

      • short-circuit hamper the progress of; create a short circuit in ; avoid something unpleasant or laborious
      short as in the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
        short as in accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference

          Synonyms

          • short circuit accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
          short as in the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base

            Synonyms

            • shortstop (baseball) the person who plays the shortstop position ; the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base
            short as in quickly and without warning
            • "he stopped suddenly"

            Synonyms

            • abruptly quickly and without warning
            • suddenly happening unexpectedly; quickly and without warning; on impulse
            • dead quickly and without warning; completely and without qualification; people who are no longer living; a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense; no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; very tired; unerringly accurate; physically inactive; (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; devoid of physical sensation; lacking acoustic resonance; not yielding a return; not circulating or flowing; not surviving in active use; lacking resilience or bounce; out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown; no longer having force or relevance; the complete stoppage of an action; drained of electric charge; devoid of activity
            short as in without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold
            • "he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"
            short as in clean across
            • "the car's axle snapped short"
            short as in at some point or distance before a goal is reached
            • "he fell short of our expectations"
            short as in so as to interrupt
            • "She took him up short before he could continue"
            short as in at a disadvantage
            • "I was caught short"

            Synonyms

            • unawares without forethought or plan; suddenly and unexpectedly; at a disadvantage
            short as in in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner
            • "he told me curtly to get on with it"
            • "he talked short with everyone"
            • "he said shortly that he didn't like it"

            Synonyms

            • curtly in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner
            • shortly for a short time; in the near future; in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner; in a concise manner; at a short distance
            short as in primarily temporal sense
            • "indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration"
            • "a short life"
            • "a short flight"
            • "a short holiday"
            • "a short story"
            • "only a few short months"
            short as in (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length
            • "short skirts"
            • "short hair"
            • "the board was a foot short"
            • "a short toss"
            short as in low in stature
            • "not tall"
            • "he was short and stocky"
            • "short in stature"
            • "a short smokestack"
            • "a little man"

            Synonyms

            • little not much; a small amount or duration; limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; (of children and animals) young, immature; (informal) small and of little importance; (of a voice) faint; low in stature; lowercase; small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context)
            short as in of insufficient quantity to meet a need
            • "an inadequate income"
            • "a poor salary"
            • "money is short"
            • "on short rations"
            • "food is in short supply"
            • "short on experience"
            • "the jejune diets of the very poor"

            Synonyms

            • inadequate lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; of insufficient quantity to meet a need
            • poor people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group); deserving or inciting pity; having little money or few possessions; characterized by or indicating poverty; lacking in quality or substances; of insufficient quantity to meet a need
            • jejune of insufficient quantity to meet a need; displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; lacking interest or significance or impact
            short as in (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range
            • "a short memory"

            Synonyms

            • unretentive (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range
            • forgetful (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; not mindful or attentive; failing to keep in mind
            short as in not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices
            • "a short sale"
            • "short in cotton"
            short as in of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration
            • "the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short"
            short as in less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
            • "a light pound"
            • "a scant cup of sugar"
            • "regularly gives short weight"

            Synonyms

            • light with few burdens; make lighter or brighter; begin to smoke; to come to rest, settle; cause to start burning; fall to somebody by assignment or lot; alight from (a horse) ; start or maintain a fire in; (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; any device serving as a source of illumination; a particular perspective or aspect of a situation; the quality of being luminous; an illuminated area; a condition of spiritual awareness; the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; a person regarded very fondly; having abundant light or illumination; mental understanding as an enlightening experience; merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance; public awareness; a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul ; a visual warning signal; a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; of comparatively little physical weight or density; (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; of the military or industry; not great in degree or quantity or number; psychologically light; characterized by or emitting light; (used of vowels or syllables) pronounced with little or no stress; easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency; (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims; moving easily and quickly; demanding little effort; of little intensity or power or force; (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average; weak and likely to lose consciousness; very thin and insubstantial; marked by temperance in indulgence; less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; having little importance; intended primarily as entertainment; silly or trivial; designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight; having relatively few calories; (of sleep) easily disturbed; casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
            • scant(p)
            short as in lacking foresight or scope
            • "a short view of the problem"
            • "shortsighted policies"
            • "shortsighted critics derided the plan"
            • "myopic thinking"

            Synonyms

            • shortsighted lacking foresight or scope; unable to see distant objects clearly ; not given careful consideration
            • unforesightful lacking foresight or scope
            • myopic unable to see distant objects clearly ; lacking foresight or scope
            short as in tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening
            • "shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"
            • "a short flaky pie crust"
            short as in marked by rude or peremptory shortness
            • "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"
            • "a curt reply"
            • "the salesgirl was very short with him"

            Synonyms

            • brusque marked by rude or peremptory shortness
            • brusk marked by rude or peremptory shortness
            • curt marked by rude or peremptory shortness; brief and to the point
            • short(p)

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