short adjective (DISTANCE)
a short skirt 短裙
Her hair is much shorter than it used to be. 她的頭髮比過去短多了。
Her name's Jo - it's short for Josephine. 她名叫喬，是約瑟芬的簡稱。
Her name's Josephine, or Jo for short. 她名叫約瑟芬，或簡稱爲喬。
- Runners come in all shapes and sizes - fat and thin, short and tall.
- "I'm going to wear a short black skirt and thigh-length boots." "Ooh, you devil!"
- Like a lot of short men, he tends to draw himself up to his full height in public.
- It's not fashionable to wear short skirts at the moment.
- Many short rivers flow into the Pacific Ocean.
short adjective (TIME)
- She closed the meeting with a short speech.
- Act Two begins with a short dialogue between father and son.
- We were there for such a short time, we didn't really get the feel of the place.
- He made a short speech at the graveside, then the body was finally buried.
- Life's too short to worry about money!
short adjective (LACKING)
be short (of/on sth)
- It crossed my mind yesterday that you must be a bit short of staff - shall I send someone to help out?
- Doctors are short of time to listen and are therefore keen to dish out drugs whenever they can.
- His main source of work had dried up, leaving him short of money.
- I'd love to come on holiday with you, but I'm a bit short of/low on funds at the moment.
- The vote fell short of the majority needed for an override of the Governor's veto.
B1 to not have enough of something短缺的，缺乏的
The bill comes to £85, but we're £15 short. 賬單是85英鎊，但我們還缺15英鎊。
short of breath
be in short supply