short - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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/ʃɔː(r)t/
present tense
I/you/we/theyshort
he/she/itshorts
present participleshorting
past tenseshorted
past participleshorted
  1. short

    or

    short out

    to short-circuit, or to make something do this

    I think the lamp has shorted.