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short

adjective [after verb] (NOT PATIENT)    /ʃɔːt/ US  /ʃɔːrt/
saying little but showing slight impatience or anger in the few words that you say: I'm sorry if I was a bit short with you on the phone this morning.Bad-tempered shortness     /ˈʃɔːt.nəs/ US  /ˈʃɔːrt-/ noun [U] shortness of time The disease may cause sweating, nausea, vomiting, and shortness of breath (= difficulties in breathing).Breathing and stopping breathingShort in timeTemporaryWeighing and measuringLow, short and shallowWeighing and measuring
(Definition of short adjective (NOT PATIENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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