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1    of little length; not long  
2    of little height; not tall  
3    of limited duration  
4    not meeting a requirement; deficient  
the number of places laid at the table was short by four     
5    postpositive; often foll by: of or on   lacking (in) or needful (of)  
I'm always short of money     
6    concise; succinct  
7    lacking in the power of retentiveness  
a short memory     
8    abrupt to the point of rudeness  
the salesgirl was very short with him     
9      (Finance)  
a    not possessing the securities or commodities that have been sold under contract and therefore obliged to make a purchase before the delivery date  
b    of or relating to such sales, which depend on falling prices for profit  
10      (Phonetics)  
a    denoting a vowel of relatively brief temporal duration  
b    classified as short, as distinguished from other vowels. Thus in English (ɪ) in bin, though of longer duration than (i:) in beat, is nevertheless regarded as a short vowel  
c    (in popular usage) denoting the qualities of the five English vowels represented orthographically in the words pat, pet, pit, pot, put, and putt  
11      (Prosody)  
a    denoting a vowel that is phonetically short or a syllable containing such a vowel. In classical verse short vowels are followed by one consonant only or sometimes one consonant plus a following l or r  
b    (of a vowel or syllable in verse that is not quantitative) not carrying emphasis or accent; unstressed  
12    (of pastry) crumbly in texture  
   See also       shortcrust pastry  
13    (of a drink of spirits) undiluted; neat  
14    have (someone) by the short and curlies  
Informal   to have (someone) completely in one's power  
15    in short supply   scarce  
16    short and sweet   unexpectedly brief  
17    short for   an abbreviation for  
18    abruptly  
to stop short     
19    briefly or concisely  
20    rudely or curtly  
21      (Finance)   without possessing the securities or commodities at the time of their contractual sale  
to sell short     
22    caught or taken short          having a sudden need to urinate or defecate  
23    fall short  
a    to prove inadequate  
b    often foll by: of   to fail to reach or measure up to (a standard)  
24    go short   not to have a sufficient amount, etc.  
25    short of   except  
nothing short of a miracle can save him now     
26    anything that is short  
27    a drink of spirits as opposed to a long drink such as beer  
28      (Phonetics, prosody)   a short vowel or syllable  
29      (Finance)  
a    a short contract or sale  
b    a short seller  
30    a short film, usually of a factual nature  
31       See       short circuit       1  
32    for short  
Informal   as an abbreviation  
he is called Jim for short     
33    in short  
a    as a summary  
b    in a few words  
34       See       short circuit       2     (See also)        shorts  
     (Old English scort; related to Old Norse skortr a lack, skera to cut, Old High German scurz short)  
  shortness      n  
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      vb      the past tense and past participle of       catch  

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Connaught, cag, caput, catgut

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find it difficult to choose between two alternatives ; feel torn between two situations
Rosalie loved Cesar and David both equally, for different reasons, and was caught between two stools
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
a short performance
very short haircut
perceived visually
E.g. How much of the info taken in by the eye do we memorize? (meaning: How much of what we see do we remember?)
a potential benefit or disadvantage
Arotten apple is a member of a group, or a single element in a set of things, that is bad and likely to corrupt the other people or things in the group
Allusion to the expression "One bad apple spoils the barrel"
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Short for "parents are watching"
[Fam.];[Slang] Used by kids as a warning that an adult is around and so they aren't free to talk.
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Short for "Throwback Thursday".
It has become a central part of the Internet’s lexicon and is used everywhere when somebody posts an old picture of themselves.
be negatively impacted by a situation, event.
E.g.: The building is being renovated, but for the moment people living there get the short end of the stick.
trip or vacation taken by a couple shortly before the birth of a child
the process of taking away an amount from a total, or the amount that is taken away
When I went shopping with my mother, our shopping bill was deducted 10% because we used our M-card.
a care order is an official instruction (made by a judge or magistrate) that a child should be taken into care
explain or bring up
without nationality or nations
the chambers dictionnary 10th edition.
rigorously strict or just
Ex.: The judge took the maliciousness of the crime into account and decided upon a rhadamanthine punishment.
Short for "quoted for truth".
[Slang];[Fam.] When someone says something you agree with so vehemently that you couldn’t have said it better yourself.
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Short for "to be honest".
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Short for "Fuck My Life".
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Short for "In My Opinion".
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Short for "I love you".
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Short for "today I learned".
[Fam.];[Slang] When you learn about information that isn’t new but is novel for you, share it with the world by adding a “TIL”.
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Short for "shaking my head".
[Slang];[Fam.] Used to convey your disappointment at someone doing or saying something utterly stupid.
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Short for "by the way".
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Short for 'What the fuck?'
move a short distance, especially while seated
very short presentation of a product or a company that you would do to somebody you meet briefly, like in an elevator, to attract his/her attention
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