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Spanish translation of “short”


adjective /ʃoːt/
not long You look nice with your hair short Do you think my dress is too short? not tall; smaller than usual
a short man.
not lasting long; brief a short film in a very short time I’ve a very short memory for details. not as much as it should be
de menos
When I checked my change, I found it was 20 cents short.
(with of) not having enough (money etc)
corto de
Most of us are short of money these days.
(of pastry) made so that it is crisp and crumbles easily. shortness noun shortage /-tidʒ/ noun a lack; the state of not having enough a shortage of water. shorten verb to make or become shorter The dress is too long – we’ll have to shorten it. shortening noun (especially American) the fat used for making pastry. shortly adverb soon
dentro de poco, en breve
He will be here shortly Shortly after that, the police arrived.
shorts noun plural short trousers for men or women
pantalones cortos
a pair of shorts.
shortbread noun a kind of crisp, crumbling biscuit. short-change verb to cheat (a buyer) by giving him too little change.
dar mal el cambio, dar de menos en el cambio
short circuit (short-circuit) shortcoming noun a fault You’ll have to forgive his shortcomings. shortcut noun a quicker way between two places I’m in a hurry – I’ll take a shortcut across the field. shorthand noun a method of writing rapidly, using strokes, dots etc to represent sounds. short-handed adjective having fewer workers than are necessary or usual.
falta de mano de obra
short-list noun a list of candidates selected from the total number of applicants for a job etc.
lista de preseleccionados
short-lived /-ˈlivd, (American) -ˈlaivd/ adjective living or lasting only for a short time short-lived insects short-lived enthusiasm. short-range adjective not reaching a long distance short-range missiles. not covering a long time a short-range weather forecast. short-sighted adjective seeing clearly only things that are near I don’t recognize people at a distance because I’m short-sighted. short-sightedly adverb
con miopía
short-sightedness noun short-tempered adjective easily made angry My husband is very short-tempered in the mornings. short-term adjective concerned only with the near future short-term plans. lasting only a short time a short-term loan. by a short head by a very small amount
por poco
His horse won by a short head.
for short as an abbreviation
para abreviar
His name is Victor, but we call him Vic for short.
go short to cause oneself not to have enough of something Save this carton for tomorrow, or else we’ll go short (of milk). in short in a few words
en pocas palabras
In short, we desperately need to increase sales.
in short supply not available in sufficient quantity Fresh vegetables are in short supply. make short work of to dispose of very quickly The children made short work of the ice-cream. run short (of a supply) to become insufficient Our money is running short. (with of) not to have enough We’re running short of money. short and sweet His reply was short and sweet: ‘Get out!’ he shouted. short for an abbreviation of Phone’ is short for ‘telephone What is ‘Ltd.’ short for? short of not as far as or as much as Our total came to just short of $1,000 We stopped five miles short of London.
(Definition of short from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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