Translation of "short" - English-Polish dictionary

short

adjective uk us /ʃɔːt/
DISTANCE

A1 having a small distance from one end to the other

krótki
short, brown hair
short legs
a short skirt
TIME

A1 continuing for a small amount of time

krótki
a short visit
There's a short break for coffee between classes.
BOOK

A2 A short book or other piece of writing has few pages or words.

krótki
a short article/story
PERSON

A1 A short person is not as tall as most people.

niski
She's short and slim with dark hair.
NOT HAVING ENOUGH

B1 not having enough of something

≈ brakować
I'm a bit short of money at the moment.
Would you like to play? We're a couple of people short.
He seemed a bit short of breath (= having difficulty breathing).
be short for sth

B2 to be a shorter way of saying the same thing

być skrótem od czegoś
'Mick' is short for 'Michael'.
be short with sb

to talk to someone quickly in an angry or rude way

szorstko kogoś traktować
shortness noun [ U ]

krótkość, niski wzrost
→ See also in the long/short run

(Translation of “short adjective” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)