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She’s short and thin, with light brown hair and blue eyes.
You’ll need three short boards for the shelves.
The theater is a relatively short distance from here.
He was here for a short while last week.
After a short period living in San Francisco, she moved to Houston.
I’m sorry this has been such a short stay.
In a few short weeks he’ll be going back to school.
Could you give us a short summary of what happened?
It was a short book and she read it in one night.
Memo is short for memorandum.
My name is Elizabeth, or Liz for short.
Have you got any change on you? I’m $20 short (=I have $20 less than I need).
We’re short one waitress 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 didn’t pass.
Many of our clients are short of money.
Dad wasn’t working and money was short.
Skilled workers are in short supply around here.
I drew the short straw and had to stay late.
The policy served him well in the short term, but later backfired.
In a short space of time she moved from clerk to assistant buyer.
This is the American English definition of short. View British English definition of short.