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short

adjective
 
 
/ʃɔːt/
DISTANCE A1 having a small distance from one end to the other
короткий
short, brown hair short legs a short skirtLow, short and shallow
TIME A1 continuing for a small amount of time
короткий, недолгий
a short visit There's a short break for coffee between classes.Short in timeTemporary
BOOK A2 A short book or other piece of writing has few pages or words.
короткий
a short article/storyLow, short and shallowKinds of books
PERSON A1 A short person is not as tall as most people.
невысокий
She's short and slim with dark hair.Low, short and shallow
NOT HAVING ENOUGH B1 not having enough of something
испытывающий нехватку чего-либо
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).Poverty and poorScarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things
be short for sth B2 to be a shorter way of saying the same thing
быть сокращением от чего-либо
'Mick' is short for 'Michael'.Terminology and vocabulary
be short with sb to talk to someone quickly in an angry or rude way
резко разговаривать с кем-либо
Talking angrily
shortness noun [U]
краткость, нехватка
→  See also in the long/short run
(Definition of short adjective from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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