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"shortage" in British English

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shortagenoun [C]

uk   /ˈʃɔː.tɪdʒ/ us   /ˈʃɔːr.t̬ɪdʒ/
B2 a situation in which there is not enough of something: There's a shortage of food and shelter in the refugee camps. The long hot summer has led to serious water shortages.

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(Definition of shortage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shortage" in American English

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shortagenoun [C]

us   /ˈʃɔr·t̬ɪdʒ/
a lack of something needed: There is a severe shortage of low-cost housing in the city.
(Definition of shortage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"shortage" in Business English

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shortagenoun [C]

uk   /ˈʃɔːtɪdʒ/ us  
a situation in which there is less of something than people want or need: a shortage of sth New Orleans is suffering from an acute shortage of housing. California faces a shortage of college-educated workers that could slow its economic growth. an energy/food/water shortage a labour/skills/staff shortage
no shortage of sth
a lot of something: He has no shortage of ambition or energy. There is no shortage of new land to build on.
(Definition of shortage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shortage”
in Arabic نَقْص…
in Korean 부족…
in Portuguese falta, escassez…
in Catalan escassetat…
in Japanese 不足, 欠乏…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缺乏,缺少…
in Turkish darlık, kıtlık, sıkıntı…
in Russian нехватка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 缺乏,缺少…
in Italian carenza…
in Polish niedobór, brak…
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“shortage” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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