Cut short

What is Cut short?

Cut short definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
adjective, shortA.er, shortA.est.
having little length; not long.
having little height; not tall: a short man.

extending or reaching only a little way: a short path.
brief in duration; not extensive in time: a short wait.
brief or concise, as writing.
rudely brief; abrupt; hurting: short behavior.
low in amount; scanty: short rations.
not reaching a point, mark, target, or the like; not long enough or far enough.
below the standard in extent, quantity, duration, etc.: short measure.
having a scanty or insufficient amount of (often followed by in or on): He was short in experience.
being below a necessary or desired level; lacking: The office is short due to winter colds and flu.
Cookery. (of pastry and the like) crisp and flaky; breaking or crumbling readily from being made with a large proportion of butter or other shortening. (of dough) containing a relatively large amount of shortening.

(of metals) deficient in tenacity; friable; brittle.
(of the head or skull) of less than ordinary length from front to back.
Stock Exchange. not possessing at the time of sale commodities or stocks that one sells. noting or pertaining to a sale of commodities or stocks that the seller does not possess, depending for profit on a decline in prices.

Phonetics. lasting a relatively short time: a??Bita?? has a shorter vowel-sound than a??bida?? or a??bead.a?? belonging to a class of sounds considered as usually shorter in duration than another class, as the vowel of but as compared to that of bought, and in many languages serving as a distinctive feature of phonemes, as the a in German Bann in contrast with the ah in Bahn, or the t in Italian fato in contrast with the tt in fatto (opposed to long). having the sound of the English vowels in bat, bet, bit, hot, but, and put, historically descended from vowels that were short in duration.

Prosody. (of a syllable in quantitative verse) lasting a relatively shorter time than a long syllable. unstressed(def 1).

(of an alcoholic drink) small: a short drink.
Chiefly British. (of whiskey) undiluted; straight.
Ceramics. (of clay) not plastic enough to be modeled.
Ropemaking. hard(def 39).

adverb
abruptly or suddenly: to stop short.
briefly; curtly.

on the near side of an intended or particular point: The arrow landed short.
Baseball. with the hands higher on the handle of the bat than usual: He held the bat short and flied out. in a fielding position closer to home plate than usual.

noun
something that is short.
that which is deficient or lacking.

the sum and substance of a matter; gist (usually preceded by the).
shorts, trousers, knee-length or shorter. short pants worn by men as an undergarment. knee breeches, formerly worn by men.Finance. short-term bonds.Mining. crushed ore failing to pass through a given screen, thus being of a larger given size than a specific grade.Compare fine1(def 28a). remnants, discards, or refuse of various cutting and manufacturing processes.

a size of garment for men who are shorter than average: He wears a 42 short.
a garment, as a suit or overcoat, in such a size.
Military. a shot that strikes or bursts short of the target.
Electricity. short circuit.
Prosody. a short sound or syllable.
Baseball. shortstop(def 1).
Movies. short subject.
Finance. short seller.
a deficiency or the amount of a deficiency.
Chiefly British. a small drink of straight whiskey; shot.

verb (used with object)
to cause a short circuit in.
to cheat by giving less than is expected or deserved; shortchange.

verb (used without object)
to short-circuit.

 

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