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short-change

verb [T] ( also shortchange)
 
 
COMMERCE to give someone back less money than they are owed when they are buying something from you: The check-out girl short-changed her.
to treat someone unfairly by giving them less than they deserve: The case alleges that the company shortchanged female employees on opportunities for promotion.
short-changed ( also shortchanged) adjective
(Definition of short-change from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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