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short
[ʃɔːt]
noun
1. (familiar)
2. corto (m) cortometraje (m) (short film)
3. chupito (m) (drink) (británico)
4. cortocircuito (m) (short circuit)
adjective
5. corto(a) (physically) ; bajo(a) (person) , chaparro(a) (español de México), petiso(a) (RP)
  • Bill is short for William Bill es el diminutivo de William
  • to have a short temper or fuse tener el genio muy vivo
  • short story cuento (m)
6. corto(a), breve (in time)
  • in short en resumen, en pocas palabras
  • the short answer is “no” en pocas palabras, la respuesta es “no”
  • to make short work of somebody/something dar buena cuenta de alguien/algo
  • short and sweet conciso(a) y al grano
7. seco(a) (abrupt)
  • to be short with somebody ser seco con alguien
8. escaso(a) (insufficient, lacking)
  • to be in short supply escasear (money, water)
  • to be short of andar escaso de
  • the change was 50 pence short faltaban 50 peniques en la vuelta or el vuelto (Am)
  • it's little or not far short of… le falta poco para ser… (almost)
  • he's not far short of forty anda cerca de los cuarenta
  • it was little short of miraculous that she survived fue poco menos que un milagro que sobreviviera
adverb
9. (suddenly)
  • to stop short pararse en seco
  • to bring somebody up short dejar paralizado(a) a alguien
10. (in length, duration)
  • they stopped short of… no llegaron a…
  • to cut something/somebody short interrumpir algo/a alguien
11. (without)
  • to go short pasar privaciones
  • to go short of something andar escaso(a) de algo
12. (to express insufficiency)
  • we are running short of coffee se nos está terminando el café
  • to fall short quedarse corto(a)
  • to fall short of no alcanzar (target, standard, expectations)
  • to sell somebody short (sentido figurado) estafar a alguien (cheat)
  • I was taken or caught short me entraron muchas ganas de ir al cuarto de baño
short [ʃɔːt]
adjective
shorter (comparative)shortest (superlative)
1 (in length, distance, duration) [+message, journey, hair, skirt] corto; [+person] bajo; chaparro; (CAm) (Méx) [+vowel, syllable] breve; [+memory] malo; flaco
the shortest route la ruta más corta; February is a short month febrero es un mes corto; it was a great holiday, but too short fueron unas vacaciones estupendas, pero demasiado cortas; she's quite short es bastante baja
the short answer is that ... en pocas palabras la razón es que ...
to have a short back and sides llevar el pelo corto por detrás y por los lados
a short break un pequeño descanso
the days are getting shorter los días se vuelven más cortos
time is getting shorter nos queda poco tiempo
to win by a short head (Racing) ganar por una cabeza escasa
to be short in the leg [+person] tener las piernas cortas
these trousers are a bit short in the leg estos pantalones tienen la pierna algo pequeña
at short notice con poco tiempo de antelación
in short order en breve; en seguida
to take short steps dar pequeños pasos
in the short term a corto plazo
a short time ago hace poco
to work short time be on short time (Ind) trabajar una jornada reducida
to take a short walk dar un paseo corto
a short way off a poca distancia; no muy lejos
a few short words algunas palabritas
that was short and sweet eso fue corto y bueno
to make short work of sth despachar algo
2 (insufficient) escaso
I'm £3 short me faltan 3 libras; it's two kilos short faltan dos kilos; bananas are very short escasean los plátanos; casi no hay plátanos; I'm a bit short at the moment en este momento ando un poco corto or escaso de dinero; to be short of sth andar falto or escaso de algo; we're short of petrol andamos escasos de gasolina; we're not short of volunteers se han ofrecido muchos voluntarios; no andamos escasos de voluntarios
to be short of breath estar sin aliento
to give sb short change no darle el cambio completo a algn
to give short measure to sb dar de menos a algn
gold is in short supply escasea el oro; hay escasez de oro
short ton (US) (= 2,000lb) tonelada (f) corta
to give short weight to sb dar de menos a algn
3
short of (less than)
short of blowing it up a menos que lo volemos; a no ser que lo volemos; short of murder I'll do anything lo haré todo menos matar; not far short of £100 poco menos de 100 libras; it's little short of madness dista poco de la locura; nothing short of total surrender nada menos que la rendición incondicional; it's nothing short of robbery es nada menos que un robo; nothing short of a bomb would stop him fuera de una bomba nada le impediría; nothing short of a miracle can save him solo un milagro le puede salvar; se necesitaría un milagro para salvarle
4 (concise) corto; breve
short and to the point corto y bueno
"Pat" is short for "Patricia" "Patricia" se abrevia en "Pat"
Rosemary is called "Rose" for short a Rosemary le dicen "Rose" para abreviar; "TV" is short for "television" "TV" es abreviatura de "televisión"
in short en pocas palabras; en resumen
in short, the answer is no en una palabra, la respuesta es no
5 (curt) [+reply, manner] brusco; seco
to have a short temper ser de mal genio; tener mal genio or mal carácter or corto de genio
to be short with sb tratar a algn con sequedad
6 [+pastry] quebradizo
adverb
1 (suddenly, abruptly) en seco
to stop short pull up short pararse en seco
2 (insufficiency)
to come short of no alcanzar
to cut sth short suspender algo
they had to cut short their holiday tuvieron que interrumpir sus vacaciones
to fall short of no alcanzar
to fall short of the target no alcanzar el blanco; no llegar al blanco; to fall short of expectations no cumplir las esperanzas; it falls far short of what we require dista mucho de satisfacer nuestras exigencias; production has fallen short by 100 tons la producción arroja un déficit de 100 toneladas
to go short of pasarse sin
no one goes short in this house en esta casa nadie padece hambre; we never went short (of anything) as children no nos faltó nada de niños
we're running short of bread tenemos poco pan; se nos acaba el pan; (LAm)
we ran short of petrol se nos acabó la gasolina; quedamos sin gasolina
to sell short vender al descubierto
to sell sb short engañar a algn en un negocio; menospreciar a algn
to stop short of detenerse antes de llegar a
I'd stop short of murder menos matar, haría lo que fuera
to be taken short necesitar urgentemente ir al wáter
3 (except)
short of apologizing ... fuera de pedirle perdón ...
noun
1 (Electricity and Electronics)
2 (Britain) (drink) bebida (f) corta
3 (Cine) cortometraje (m)
transitive verb
intransitive verb
(Electricity and Electronics)
modifier
short cut (n) atajo (m)
to take a short cut
short list (n) lista (f) de candidatos preseleccionados
short sight (n) miopía (f)
to have short sight ser miope; ser corto de vista
short story (n) cuento (m)
short story writer escritoraescritora (m) (f) de cuentos;a escritora
short wave (n) (Rad) onda (f) corta
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