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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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Emirates broke its own previous record of shortest A380 flight, which was between Dubai and Doha at a distance of 379 kilometres.
A: Even assuming that the right of way being claimed by the respondent is not the shortest distance from the dominant estate to the public highway, it is well-settled that '[t]he criterion of least prejudice to the servient estate must prevail over the criterion of shortest distance although this is a matter of judicial appreciation.
It will become one of the shortest routes for the transport of Chinese goods to the EU.
If a person is travelling to different places in a single trip then the LTA tax break is limited what is admissible for the journey from the place of origin to the farthest point reached by the shortest route.
In order to calculate [P.sub.b] value, the [O.sub.b] value needs to be identified first by determining the longest and shortest routes.
In (1), [[sigma].sub.st](v) [member of] [N.sub.0] is the number of shortest paths between source vertex s and target vertex t, which pass through vertex v, and [[sigma].sub.st] is the number of shortest paths between source vertex s and target vertex t.
Los Angeles [USA], June 21 ( ANI ): With a run-time of one hour and 47 minutes, 'Dunkirk' is all set to become Christopher Nolan's shortest film since his directorial debut.
The event location comprises of many obstacles and the challenging factor is to find the shortest path in presence of obstacles.
For example, Andreatta and Romeo [1] considered Stochastic Shortest Path (SSP) problems in probabilistic networks.
Further generalising the problem, one could put together any pair or larger group of words, and seek the shortest word from which each of the initial words can be spelled out individually--and this may allow the inclusion of letters not included in the initial words.
HUDDERSFIELD was submerged in more than 15 hours of darkness on its shortest day last year.
World football's governing body had previously announced the date of the final but the start date of November 21 means the tournament will be just 28 days in duration -- the shortest since the competition switched to a 32-team tournament in 1998.
A High Court challenge has resulted in a revised construction programme, with the shortest build time meaning Spurs must leave White Hart Lane to allow the new stadium to be built adjacent to the present site.
TRAVELLERS all around the country have been asked to uncover the shortest waiting times for luggage at baggage carousels in UK airports.