short adverb Meaning in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
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short

adverb
 
 
/ʃɔːt/
STOCK MARKET if you sell shares short, you sell shares that you have borrowed, hoping that their price will fall before you buy them back and return them to their owner, making a profit: The group's conservative growth portfolio isn't allowed to sell stocks short. A popular hedge fund move is to go short.go short on sth Speculators are going short on the Hong Kong dollar.
run short if you run short of something, you have too little of it left: The bank has been plagued for months by speculation that it is running short of capital. if something runs short, there is little of it left: Time is for a deal to get done. In two months food will run short.
Translations of “short”
in Spanish sin alcanzar…
in Vietnamese trước thời hạn chờ đợi…
in Thai โดยสังเขป…
in Malaysian singkat…
in French ne pas atteindre…
in German zu kurz…
in Indonesian tidak sampai…
in Chinese (Simplified) 早, 提前…
in Chinese (Traditional) 早, 提前…
(Definition of short adverb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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