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shortage

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈʃɔːtɪdʒ/
a situation in which there is less of something than people want or need: a shortage of sth New Orleans is suffering from an acute shortage of housing. California faces a shortage of college-educated workers that could slow its economic growth. an energy/food/water shortage a labour/skills/staff shortage
no shortage of sth a lot of something: He has no shortage of ambition or energy. There is no shortage of new land to build on.
Translations of “shortage”
in Korean 부족…
in Arabic نَقْص…
in Portuguese falta, escassez…
in Catalan escassetat…
in Japanese 不足, 欠乏…
in Italian carenza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 缺乏,缺少…
in Russian нехватка…
in Turkish darlık, kıtlık, sıkıntı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缺乏,缺少…
in Polish niedobór, brak…
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