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Translation of "short" - English-Russian dictionary

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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