short of

short of
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (lacking)
a. falto de
Victor was short of breath by the time he got to the top of the mountain.Víctor se encontraba falto de aire cuando llegó a la cima de la montaña.
b. corto de
I was running short of materials.Me estaba quedando corto de materiales.
2. (without going so far as)
a. fuera de
Nothing short of prying the guitar out of our son’s hands could get him to stop playing. He just loved it.Fuera de arrebatarle la guitarra a nuestro hijo, nada podría hacer que dejara de tocarla. Le encantaba.
b. aparte de
Short of selling the house, is there anything we can do to pay off our debts?Aparte de vender la casa, ¿hay algo que podamos hacer para pagar nuestras deudas?
3. (used to talk about distance)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(in space)
The golf ball landed just short of the green.La pelota de golf por poco cae en el green.
The missile fell short of the target.El misil no alcanzó el objetivo.
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
4. (used to talk about numbers)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The company's earnings were short of their projections.Las ganancias de la compañía estuvieron por debajo de las proyecciones.
We're only $500 short of our weekly sales goal.Solo nos faltan $500 para alcanzar nuestro objetivo de ventas para la semana.
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