the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base
accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
- short circuit
the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
create a short circuit in
- short circuit
cheat someone by not returning him enough money
- short change
marked by rude or peremptory shortness
"try to cultivate a less brusque manner"
"a curt reply"
"the salesgirl was very short with him"
tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening
"shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"
"a short flaky pie crust"
lacking foresight or scope
"a short view of the problem"
"shortsighted critics derided the plan"
less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
"a light pound"
"a scant cup of sugar"
"regularly gives short weight"
of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration
"the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short"
not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices
"a short sale"
"short in cotton"
(of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range
"a short memory"
not sufficient to meet a need
"an inadequate income"
"a poor salary"
"money is short"
"on short rations"
"food is in short supply"
"short on experience"
low in stature
"he was short and stocky"
"short in stature"
"a short smokestack"
"a little man"
(primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length
"the board was a foot short"
"a short toss"
primarily temporal sense
indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration
"a short life"
"a short flight"
"a short holiday"
"a short story"
"only a few short months"
in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner
"he told me curtly to get on with it"
"he talked short with everyone"
"he said shortly that he didn't like it"
at a disadvantage
"I was caught short"
so as to interrupt
"She took him up short before he could continue"
at some point or distance before a goal is reached
"he fell short of our expectations"
"the car's axle snapped short"
without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold
"he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"
quickly and without warning
"he stopped suddenly"