short run

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short run

1. adjective (typically hyphenated and used before a noun) Of, covering, or limited to only a short or immediate period of time. This sort of short-run planning is fine while the company is being set up, but you need to start setting some long-term goals and strategies.
2. noun A short length of time; an immediate or limited period in which to act or effect change. Congress approved funding to cover the country's debt for the short run, but a more permanent solution will have to be reached before the December 31 deadline. This minimum wage increase may have a negative effects on businesses in the short run, but they will be dwarfed by the benefits down the line.
See also: run, short

short run

see under long run.
See also: run, short
References in classic literature ?
He started, made a short run, and stopped and looked over his shoulder.
The pack-saddle being secured, as Don Quixote was about to lift up his enchanted mistress in his arms and put her upon her beast, the lady, getting up from the ground, saved him the trouble, for, going back a little, she took a short run, and putting both hands on the croup of the ass she dropped into the saddle more lightly than a falcon, and sat astride like a man, whereat Sancho said, "Rogue
The gentleman at once requested her to do him the favour of holding his cloak, took a short run at the narrow window, made a leap at the sill, clung his way up the bricks, and in a moment had his hand at the sash, raising it.
Marie obeyed, and, the hooks still dangling from her sleeves, made a short run to Billikens, into whose arms she threw herself, her own arms folding him about the neck as she exclaimed before she kissed him:
The Teton made a short run or two, to curb the impatience of his steed, and to recover his seat after the effort of crossing, and then he rode into the centre of the place, and invited the other, by a courteous gesture, to approach.
Then he would make a short run cabin-ward, and clutch again as the fore-end rose.