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English definition of “short”

short

adjective (TIME)    /ʃɔːt/ US  /ʃɔːrt/
A1 being an amount of time that is less than average or usual: a short film/visit He's grown so much in such a short time. I work much better if I take a short break every hour or so.Short in timeTemporary A2 describes books, letters, and other examples of writing that do not contain many words and do not take much time to read: It's a very short book - you'll read it in an hour.Not saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasive shortness     /ˈʃɔːt.nəs/ US  /ˈʃɔːrt-/ noun [U] shortness of time The disease may cause sweating, nausea, vomiting, and shortness of breath (= difficulties in breathing).Breathing and stopping breathingShort in timeTemporaryWeighing and measuringLow, short and shallowWeighing and measuring
(Definition of short adjective (TIME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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