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She's short and slim, with light brown hair and blue eyes.
You'll need three short boards for the shelves.
The theatre is a relatively short distance from here.
He was here for a short while last week.
After a short period living in London, she moved back to Glasgow.
I'm sorry this has been such a short stay.
In a few short weeks he'll be going back to school.
Have you got any change on you? I'm £20 short (=I have £20 less than I need).
We're one waitress short tonight, so everyone will have to work harder.
He's very bright but a little short on personality.
They were three short of a majority, so the vote wasn't passed.
Many of our clients are short of money.
This is the British English definition of short. View American English definition of short.
a part of an atom that moves around the nucleus (=centre) and has a negative electrical charge