Meaning of “scarce” in the English Dictionary

"scarce" in American English

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scarceadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /skeərs/

not available in necessary amounts, or rare:

Jobs are scarce.

(Definition of “scarce” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"scarce" in Business English

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scarceadjective

uk /skeəs/ us

not easy to find or get:

Jobs are scarce around here.
This is a huge waste of scarce resources.
make yourself scarce informal

to go away from a difficult situation in order to avoid trouble:

Things were going badly at the meeting, so he made himself scarce.

(Definition of “scarce” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)