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The plane came down just short of the runway.
You should aim a few inches short (=in front) of your target.
As long as I have a job my children will never go short.
They were very poor and often went short of food.
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.
I don't see any answer, short of selling the house.
Short of winning the lottery, I don't know how we'll pay for this.
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Definition of short from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.