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Spanish translation of “short”

short

adjective /ʃoːt/
not long
corto
You look nice with your hair short Do you think my dress is too short?
not tall; smaller than usual
bajo
a short man.
not lasting long; brief
breve, corto
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.
quebradizo
shortness noun
brevedad
shortness of breath.
shortage /-tidʒ/ noun a lack; the state of not having enough
falta, escasez
a shortage of water.
shorten verb to make or become shorter
acortar, reducir
The dress is too long – we’ll have to shorten it.
shortening noun the fat used for making pastry.
manteca, grasa
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.
galleta hecha de mantequilla
short-change verb to cheat (a buyer) by giving him too little change
dar mal el cambio, dar de menos en el cambio
I think the shopkeeper short-changed me.
short circuit noun the missing out by an electric current of a part of an electrical circuit.
cortocircuito
shortcoming noun a fault
defecto
You’ll have to forgive his shortcomings.
shortcut noun a quicker way between two places
atajo
I was in a hurry so I took a shortcut across the field.
shorthand noun a method of writing rapidly, using strokes, dots etc to represent sounds
taquigrafía
She took down the minutes of the meeting in shorthand.
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
Did she make the shortlist for the PA job?
short-lived /-ˈlivd, (American) -ˈlaivd/ adjective living or lasting only for a short time
efímero
short-lived insects short-lived enthusiasm.
short-range adjective not reaching a long distance
de corto alcance
short-range missiles.
not covering a long time
a corto plazo
a short-range weather forecast.
short-sighted adjective seeing clearly only things that are near
miope, corto de vista
I don’t recognize people at a distance because I’m short-sighted.
short-sightedly adverb
con miopía
short-sightedness noun
miopía
short story noun (plural short stories) a short written story about imaginary characters and events.
Relato Corto
short-tempered adjective easily made angry
de genio vivo
My husband is very short-tempered in the mornings.
short-term adjective concerned only with the near future
a corto plazo
short-term plans.
lasting only a short time
a corto plazo
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
faltar
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
escasez de
Fresh vegetables are in short supply.
make short work of to dispose of very quickly
despachar
The children made short work of the ice-cream.
run short (of a supply) to become insufficient
acabarse
Our money is running short.
(with of) not to have enough
acabarse
We’re running short of money.
short and sweet
claro, directo
His reply was short and sweet: ’Get out!’ he shouted.
short for an abbreviation of
abreviación de
’Phone’ is short for ’telephone What is ’Ltd.’ short for?
short of not as far as or as much as
casi
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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