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Translation of "short" - English-Spanish dictionary

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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