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The airplane came down just short of the runway.
You should aim a few inches short (=in front) of your target.
I was caught short at lunch and had to borrow $10 from Joe.
As long as I have a job my children will never go short.
The whole evening was little short of a complete disaster.
Nothing short of a miracle can save us now.
Supplies were running short as winter came on.
The party had just begun and we were already running short of beer.
Short of winning the lottery, I don't know how we'll pay for this.
I don't see any answer, short of selling the house.
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used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend
one of the pair of bones that go across the top of your chest from your shoulder to the bottom of...
a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career
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American definition of short from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.