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the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration
"A short life"
"A short flight"
"A short holiday"
"A short story"
"Only a few short months"
(primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length
(短い, 短かい, 短小)
"The board was a foot short"
"A short toss"
not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices
"A short sale"
"Short in cotton"
of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration
"The English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short"
tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening
"Shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"
"A short flaky pie crust"
without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold
"He made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"
"The car's axle snapped short"
at some point or distance before a goal is reached
"He fell short of our expectations"
so as to interrupt
"She took him up short before he could continue"
accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
(short circuit, short)
(ショート, 漏電, 短絡)
the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base
cheat someone by not returning him enough money
create a short circuit in
low in stature; not tall
(ちび, ちさい, ちっこい, ちっちゃい, ちんちくりん, 低い, 小さ, 小さい, 小っちゃい, 短い, 短かい)
"He was short and stocky"
"Short in stature"
"A short smokestack"
at a disadvantage
"I was caught short"
not sufficient to meet a need
(inadequate, poor, short)
"Money is short"
"On short rations"
"Food is in short supply"
"Short on experience"
(of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range
(unretentive, forgetful, short)
"A short memory"
less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so
(light, scant, short)
"Regularly gives short weight"
in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner
(curtly, short, shortly)
"He talked short with everyone"
"He said shortly that he didn't like it"
lacking foresight or scope
(short, shortsighted, unforesightful, myopic)
"A short view of the problem"
"Shortsighted critics derided the plan"
marked by rude or peremptory shortness
(brusque, brusk, curt, short)
"The salesgirl was very short with him"
quickly and without warning
(abruptly, suddenly, short, dead)
(つと, がぜん, いきなり, 不図, 不意に, 俄に, 俄然, 出し抜けに, 忽ち, 忽然, 急, 急に, 急激, 直と, 矢庭に, 突として, 突如, 突然, 行成, 行き成り, 行成り, 頓に, 颯と)
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