Spanish translation of “short”
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
When I checked my change, I found it was 20 cents short. › (with of) not having enough (money etc)
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
He will be here shortly Shortly after that, the police arrived. shorts noun plural › short trousers for men or women
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.
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.
short-list noun › a list of candidates selected from the total number of applicants for a job etc.
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 ›
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
His horse won by a short head. for short › as an abbreviation
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.