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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 said it was possible that the forum could take up the issue of the Lebanese government's policy of dissociation from regional conflicts, agreed to at the end of last year.
Concerns have been raised about the impact shorter courses could have on issues such as university staff contracts and research.
Shingsegae's shorter working hours are in line with President Moon Jae-in's pledge to promote work and life balance.
The folks that were 5-2 and shorter lived the longest.
It was just a good, hard 20-mile run and then a nice jog home," said Shorter, the Olympic champion in 1972, after his race ended inside Hayward Field.
ASIC has extended the relief pending a future Australian Government decision on the application of the shorter PDS regime to superannuation platforms, multi-funds and hedge funds.
The multimedia content of the new site allows prospective students to experience Shorter for themselves," said Patrick McElhaney, Director of Admissions.
It would be nice to claim that it's a band of equals, but that clearly is not the case, since Shorter is a musical giant, not only for his compositions but for his inimitable playing and his over-arching musical conception.
Shorter has also released many solo albums, and has a strong reputation as a composer.
BD points out that clinical studies have proven that shorter needles effectively deliver an insulin dose to subcutaneous tissue (the layer of fat below the skin), the recommended site for insulin injections, while reducing the risk of injecting into muscle.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- While most studies have concluded that a cold climate led to the short lower legs typical of Neandertals, researchers at Johns Hopkins have found that lower leg lengths shorter than the typical modern human's let them move more efficiently over the mountainous terrain where they lived.
SEVEN in every 10 employees in Wales are happy in their current job and work shorter hours than people in other parts of the UK.
To be honest, it all depends on your confidence, your figure and where you're going, but women are wearing shorter skirts for longer these days compared to in the 80s, according to sales figures at Debenhams.
Shorter, 53, most recently served as president, digital media for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis.
Economy passengers will pay Au10 less on shorter sectors and Au13 less on longer sectors; Premium Economy passengers will pay Au5 less on shorter sectors and Au6.