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short

  

      adj  
1    abridged, brief, clipped, compendious, compressed, concise, curtailed, laconic, pithy, sententious, succinct, summary, terse  
2    diminutive, dumpy, fubsy     (archaic or dialect)   knee high to a gnat, knee high to a grasshopper, little, low, petite, small, squat, wee  
3    brief, fleeting, momentary, short-lived, short-term  
4      (often with)       of   deficient, inadequate, insufficient, lacking, limited, low (on), meagre, poor, scant, scanty, scarce, short-handed, slender, slim, sparse, strapped (for)     (slang)   tight, wanting  
5    abrupt, blunt, brusque, crusty, curt, discourteous, gruff, impolite, offhand, sharp, terse, testy, uncivil  
6    direct, straight  
7      (of pastry)   brittle, crisp, crumbly, friable  
      adv  
8    abruptly, by surprise, suddenly, unaware, without warning  
9    cut short      abbreviate, arrest, butt in, curtail, cut in on, dock, halt, interrupt, nip (something) in the bud, reduce, stop, terminate  
10    fall short      be inadequate, disappoint, fail, fall down on     (informal)   not come up to expectations or scratch     (informal)  
11    in short      briefly, in a nutshell, in a word, in essence, to come to the point, to cut a long story short, to put it briefly  
12    short of:     
a    apart from, except, other than, unless  
b    deficient in, in need of, lacking, low (on), missing, wanting  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj  
1    diffuse, lengthy, long, long-drawn-out, long-winded, prolonged, rambling, unabridged, verbose, wordy  
2    big, high, lanky, lofty, tall  
3    extended, long, long-term  
4    abundant, adequate, ample, bountiful, copious, inexhaustible, plentiful, sufficient, well-stocked  
5    civil, courteous, polite  
      adv  
8    bit by bit, gently, gradually, little by little, slowly  


cut short     
abort, break off, bring to an end, check, dock, halt, interrupt, leave unfinished, postpone, pull the plug on, stop, terminate, truncate  
fall short     
be deficient, be lacking, be wanting, fail, miss, prove inadequate  
short-lived     
brief, ephemeral, fleeting, impermanent, passing, short, temporary, transient, transitory  
short-sighted  
1    blind as a bat, myopic, near-sighted  
2    careless, ill-advised, ill-considered, impolitic, impractical, improvident, imprudent, injudicious, seeing no further than (the end of) one's nose, unthinking  
short-staffed     
below strength, short-handed, undermanned, understaffed  
short-tempered     
choleric, fiery, hot-tempered, impatient, irascible, peppery, quick-tempered, ratty     (Brit. & N.Z. informal)   testy, touchy  
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  
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exp.
sleep for a short period of time, have a light sleep
n.
a sound (usually a song, jingle) that one hears mentally for a certain period of time
n.
a website that did not undergo any change for a long period of time
[Comp.];[Slang]
n.
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.
n.
Materialistic concept neonewtonist. In its measures, this variation of length of traveled route (by unit of time) by a group of photons ( φ is the initial of photons) - the light signal - is equal to what is collectively called " radial velocity". It distinguishes itself from it in its gnoseology.
Phys. Concept before 2007 The redshift indicates the phi-speed of a star. But do not give the immediate knowledge of its absolute speed.
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
exp.
En cualquier momento, tendré pruebas para conformarlo.
n.
very short haircut
adj.
belonging to same period;
exp.
be negatively impacted by a situation, event.
E.g.: The building is being renovated, but for the moment people living there get the short end of the stick.
n.
When men have quality time together, and do "guy" things
n.
When men have quality time together, and do "guy" things.
[Slang] related to bro-mance
v.
1. perdre du temps 2. passer le temps ; tuer le temps
exp.
a difficult time
exp.
have a great time; enjoy oneself
n.
A small short-term loan, with very high interest rates, that the borrower promises to repay on or near the next payday. Used by wage earners who run short of cash before payday. Payday lending is an established form of lending in the US and Canada.
Also: payday advance, overnight loan.
n.
very short presentation of a product or a company that you would do to somebody you meet briefly, like in an elevator, to attract his/her attention
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
exp.
spend time and energy doing something that is pointless
expression arisen in the 15th century when Newcastle (England) was a major exporter of coal
n.
Lesewut is a German word for "reading craze" (literally) used to describe a specific period in the intellectual history of Germany from the late eighteenth century onward.
n.
free time spent taking care also of work-related tasks
formed based on "work" and "leisure"
exp.
let the time go by without doing something important, relax, waste time
E.g.: It was a quite evening: we sat around chatting and watching TV.
n.
a woman, generally in her twenties, who shows she is having a good time with her friends by shooting "WOO" ("HOO") usually in unison with other woo girls
[Fam.]
adj.
forced by a medical condition to spend most of the time home
n.
someone who, most of the time, carries a device enabling him to capture his day-by-day experiences (such as a photo camera, mobile phone etc.)
n.
a clusterfuck means several problems occurring at the same time
Mainly US usage, very colloquial/vulgar
exp.
someone who spends very few time with his wife/ her husband because of the partner's preoccupation with physical exercise
n.
a type of work that goes on 24 hours from 24 hours because the teams performing it are located in various time zones.
E.g: Some claim that follow-the-sun is a business failure. It can be used also as a verb (Our team follows the sun ) or as an adjective (We offer follow-the-sun business support) .
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one

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