short adj.

1 not measuring much from one end to the other

VERBS be, look, seem

ADV. extremely, really, very | comparatively, fairly, quite, rather, relatively a relatively short distance of 50 to 100 miles

2 not lasting a long time

VERBS be, feel, seem | become, get The working week is getting shorter and shorter. | make sth | keep sth Do you mind if we keep the meeting short?

ADV. extremely, very | comparatively, fairly, quite, relatively It was all over in a relatively short space of time.

3 not having enough of what is needed

VERBS be, look Our team was one player short. | become, get We're getting short of funds.

ADV. extremely, really, terribly, very, woefully If space is really short, that door can be moved. United looked woefully short of menace in attack. | a bit, quite, rather

PREP. of Mike was a bit short of cash just then.

4 rude


ADV. a bit, rather

PREP. with Sorry I was a bit short with you earlier.