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Related / Similar Words: shortstop, short circuit, short-circuit, short-change, shortest, choleric, irascible, hotheaded, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, short-tempered, unforbearing, shortsighted, unforesightful, myopic, inadequate, poor, light, scant(p), abruptly, suddenly, dead, curtly, shortly, unawares

 

Definition:
  • the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between 2nd and 3rd base;
  • the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed;
  • accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference;
  • create a short-circuit in;
  • cheat someone by not returning him enough money;
  • most direct; "took the shortest and most direct route to town";
  • quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander";
  • primarily spatial sense; having little length or lacking in length; "short skirts"; "short hair"; "the board was a foot short"; "a short toss";
  • 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";
  • of speech sounds (especially vowels) of relatively short duration (as e.g. the English vowel sounds in `pat'', `pet'', `pit'', `pot'', putt'');
  • not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices; "a short sale"; "short in cotton";
  • unwilling to endure; "she was short with the slower students";
  • lacking foresight or scope; "a short view of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking";
  • (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short memory";
  • used of syllables that are unaccented or of relatively brief duration;
  • not sufficient to meet a need; "an inadequate income"; "a poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience";
  • less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight";
  • low in stature; not tall; "his was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack";
  • containing a large amount of shortening; therefore tender and easy to crumble or break into flakes; "shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"; "a short flaky pie crust";
  • quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly";
  • in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner; "he told me curtly to get on with it"; "he talked short with everyone"; "he said shortly that he didn''t like it";
  • tightly; "she caught him up short on his lapel";
  • at a disadvantage; "I was caught short";
  • so as to interrupt; "She took him up short before he could continue";
  • at some point or distance before a goal is reached; "he fell short of our expectations";
  • clean across; "the car''s axle snapped short";
  • without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold; "he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash";

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    See Also: small, little, low

     

    Pertainyms: sudden, abrupt, brusque, brusk, curt, short(p)

     

    Attributes: length, duration, stature, height

     

    Part Meronyms: baseball diamond, diamond, infield, circuit, electrical circuit, electric circuit

     

    Member Meronyms: baseball team

     

    Derivational Morphology: short-circuit, short circuit

     

    Anagrams: horst

     

     
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