Significado de “shortage” - en el Diccionario Inglés

shortage en inglés británico

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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.

Más ejemplos

  • The government's programme to grow cash crops for export is a double-edged sword because it has created a local food shortage.
  • There's a shortage of cheap housing in the region.
  • Schools nationwide are experiencing a shortage of teachers.
  • There's a shortage of cheap accommodation .
  • The government admitted that there was a petrol shortage, but warned people against panic buying.

(Definición de shortage del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

shortage en inglés americano

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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.

(Definición de shortage del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

shortage en inglés de negocios

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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.

(Definición de shortage del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)