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1. n. a small drink of hard liquor or of beer. I’ll have a short and a pack of cigarettes.
2. mod. having to do with a single drink of undiluted liquor. I’ll take mine short, innkeeper.
3. n. a purchase of drugs that counts or weighs out less than the amount agreed upon. You gave me a short. Fix it now, or this thing goes off accidentally in your ear.
4. tv. to give someone less of something than was agreed upon. They shorted us on the last order, so we switched suppliers.
5. n. a car. (Streets.) Man, that’s some short you got!
6. n. the sale of borrowed shares of stock; a short sale. (Securities markets.) There is a lot of covering of shorts this week. After that the market is in for a steady decline.
7. tv. to sell borrowed stock. (Securities markets.) The way the deficit is running, I’d short the whole market.
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Shorter set the fire after making a series of false transactions at the ATM.
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That quartet - Shorter on tenor and soprano saxophones, Danilo Perez on piano, John Patitucci on double bass and Brian Blade on drums - comes to Birmingham Town Hall this evening in what is bound to be one of the gigs of the year.
Shorter frequently switched between tenor and soprano saxophones, as if never sonically satisfied, always seeking out a fresh pathway.
Despite having the shortest working days in the UK, workers voted "a shorter working day" as the single factor that would most improve their working lives, closely followed by the choice of working flexitime.
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Ms Fernandez, the rector of Doddington, near March, Cambs, said as they did so, her shorter leg felt as though it wanted to grow.
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But once the lizards learned to stay in the bushes, shorter legs and agility were more advantageous.
Each material has been developed to offer injection molders higher melt-flow rates, shorter fill times, longer flow paths and lower injection pressures.
US National Transportation Safety Board investigators and Lexington Blue Grass Airport officials confirmed yesterday that alterations had been made to the taxiway that a Comair CRJ200 used before taking off from the incorrect runway Sunday morning and that the lights on that shorter runway were out of service at the time.
SEASONED Wombourne skipper Andy Shorter accepts his cricketing career could be over following an horrific leg injury sustained last month.
Paul's Chapel And Selected Shorter Poems, demonstrates his unique style in reflecting observations of life and the divine mystery.
tax codes, in conjunction with relative procedures and rulings allow certain tangible building components and improvements, as well as a wide range of site work costs, to be depreciated over a much shorter period--15, seven, or even five years.