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Main Entry: short
Synonyms:
3-D, Bermuda shorts, Cinemascope, Cinerama, Spartan, Technicolor, Western, aback, abbreviate, abbreviated, abridged, abrupt, abruptly, adulterated, aggressive, all in all, amount, amplify, animated cartoon, apart from, aposiopestic, arrested, badly off, bankrupt in, bare of, barring, bear, bear account, bearish, beastly, before, bereft of, black-and-white film, blemished, bluff, blunt, brash, break, break in on, brief, briefly, brisk, broken circuit, brusque, burden, butt in, callow, cartoon, cavalier, charge, chiller, chunky, churlish, cinema, circuit, circuital field, clipped, close-tongued, close, closed circuit, closemouthed, color film, cometary, compact, compendious, complete circuit, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, core, couchant, cramped, creepie, crisp, crouched, crusty, cursory, curt, curtail, curtailed, curtal, curtate, cut, cut off, cut short, damaged, dead circuit, debased, decreased, decurtate, defective, deficient, denuded of, depressed, deprived of, depthless, destitute of, devoid of, diminished, diminutive, dinky, direct, discourteous, distressed, docked, documentary, documentary film, down to bedrock, dumb, dumpy, dwarfish, economical of words, educational film, electrify, elfin, elliptic, embarrassed, embryonic, empty of, energize, epigrammatic, erroneous, except for, excepting, excluding, exclusive of, exiguous, fail, failing, fallible, faulty, feature, feeling the pinch, few, film, flashing, flat, fleet, flick, flicker, flickering, footling, for want of, forlorn of, forthwith, found wanting, galvanic circuit, galvanize, generate, gist, gnomic, gruff, half-pint, hard up, harsh, hastily, horror picture, horse opera, hot circuit, hot pants, hurriedly, hypoplastic, ill off, immature, impaired, impecunious, imperfect, impolite, imprecise, impure, in Queer Street, in a nutshell, in arrear, in arrears, in default, in default of, in narrow circumstances, in reduced circumstances, in short, in short supply, in straitened circumstances, in want of, inaccurate, inadequate, incomplete, inconsequential, inconsiderable, inconsiderate, indisposed to talk, inexact, infant, inferior, insignificant, instantaneous, instantly, insufficient, interrupt, irascible, knee-high, knocked flat, lacking, laconic, laid low, land-poor, lateral circuit, leaving out, leg, lessened, limited, little, live circuit, loop, loop in, low-built, low-hung, low-level, low-leveled, low-lying, low-set, low-statured, low, magnetic circuit, makeshift, meager, meat, mediocre, meteoric, microcircuit, midget, miniature, minus, minuscule, missing, mixed, momentary, motion-picture show, motion picture, movie, moving picture, multiple circuit, multiple series, mum, mute, narrow, neap, needing, negligible, newsreel, no great shakes, not perfect, nudie, off, offhand, on the edge, one-horse, out of, out of pocket, part, partial, patchy, path, penniless, peremptorily, petite, petty, photodrama, photoplay, picayune, picayunish, picture, picture show, piddling, pinched, pindling, pint-sized, pith, pithy, plug in, pocket, pointed, poky, poor, poorly off, pornographic film, precluding, preview, printed circuit, prone, pruned, puny, purport, quick, quiet, rare, recumbent, reduced, reserved, rough, runty, scant, scant of, scanty, scarce, scrappy, scrimpy, sententious, series multiple, setting aside, severe, shallow, sharp, shock, short-circuit, short-lived, short-term, short-termed, short account, short and sweet, short circuit, short interest, short of, short of funds, short of money, short seller, short side, shorten, shortened, shorts, shy, shy of, silent, silent film, sketchy, skimp, skimpy, skin-deep, skin flick, slender, slight, small, smallish, snappish, sneak preview, snippety, snippy, snug, spaghetti Western, sparing of words, sparse, speechless, speedy, squat, squatty, squeezed, step down, step up, stiffen, stint, stooped, stop, straight, straightforward, straitened, strapped, stubby, stumpy, stunted, succinct, sudden, suddenly, summary, superficial, supine, surly, swift, switch off, switch on, synopsized, synoptic, taciturn, talkie, talking picture, temporary, terminate, terse, testy, thick, thickset, thriller, thrust, tight-lipped, tight, tiny, to the point, tongue-tied, trailer, transient, transitory, trifling, trim, trivial, truculent, truncated, turn off, turn on, two-by-four, unanticipatedly, unaware, unblessed with, uncivil, underdeveloped, underground film, undeveloped, unelevated, uneven, unexpectedly, unfinished, ungracious, unloquacious, unmoneyed, unperfected, unpossessed of, unprosperous, unreached, unsound, untalkative, unthorough, upshot, vector field, vest-pocket, void of, wanting, wee, without warning, word-bound, wordless
 
Main Entry: caught short
Synonyms:
ad-lib, astonished, caught napping, caught off balance, extemporaneous, extemporized, haphazard, hasty, impromptu, improvised, makeshift, precipitate, rough-and-ready, snap, struck with surprise, surprised, taken aback, taken by surprise, taken unawares, tripped up, unarranged, unbegun, unconcocted, uncontrived, undeliberated, undevised, unhatched, unmade, unmanufactured, unorganized, unplanned, unpremeditated, unprepared, unprimed, unready, unstudied
 
Main Entry: cut short
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abbreviate, abbreviated, abridge, abridged, abstract, abstracted, arrest, block, bob, bobbed, boil down, brake, bring to, bring up short, butchered, capsule, capsulize, capsulized, castrated, check, checkmate, choke, choke off, clip, clipped, compress, compressed, condense, condensed, contract, crop, cropped, curtail, curtailed, cut, cut back, cut down, cut off, cut off short, dam, deadlock, digested, dispose of, do away with, dock, docked, draw rein, dumbfound, elide, elided, elliptic, end, epitomize, finish, finish off, foreshorten, freeze, gag, garbled, get rid of, halt, hashed, hush-hush, hush, kill, lopped, make away with, mangled, mow, mowed, mown, muffle, mutilated, muzzle, nip, nipped, poll, pollard, polled, prune, pruned, pull up, put paid to, put to silence, quiet, quieten, reap, reaped, recap, recapitulate, reduce, retrench, shave, shaved, shear, sheared, short-cut, shorten, shortened, shush, shut down on, silence, slaughter, snub, snubbed, soft-pedal, squash, squelch, stalemate, stall, stay, stem, stem the tide, stifle, still, stop, stop cold, stop dead, stop short, strike dumb, stunt, sum up, summarize, synopsize, take in, take off, telescope, throttle, to, trim, trimmed, truncate, truncated
 
Main Entry: fall short
Synonyms:
be disappointing, be found wanting, be inferior, be insufficient, collapse, come short, crash, decline, fail, fail of, fall, fall away, fall dead, fall down, fall flat, fall in, fall shy, fall stillborn, fall through, fizzle, fizzle out, follow, go to smash, go wrong, have nothing on, kick the beam, lack, lag, lose ground, miss, miss out, miss the mark, not answer, not approach, not bear inspection, not come near, not compare, not hack it, not make it, not make out, not measure up, not pass muster, not qualify, not stretch, not suffice, peter out, play second fiddle, rank under, run short, serve, slump, stop short, subserve, turn sour, want
 
Main Entry: in short supply
Synonyms:
arrested, at a premium, callow, defective, deficient, embryonic, failing, hypoplastic, immature, in arrear, in arrears, in default, inadequate, incomplete, infant, lacking, missing, needing, out of print, out of season, out of stock, part, partial, patchy, rare, scant, scanty, scarce, scrappy, short, shy, sketchy, sparse, uncommon, underdeveloped, undeveloped, wanting
 
Main Entry: sell short
Synonyms:
belittle, clear the trade, close out, convert, convert into cash, cut under, deprecate, depreciate, disparage, dump, effect a sale, job, liquidate, make a sale, make light of, make little of, make nothing of, market, merchandise, minimize, misestimate, misprize, move, resell, retail, sacrifice, sell, sell off, sell on consignment, sell out, sell over, sell retail, sell up, sell wholesale, set at naught, set little by, shrug off, terminate the account, think little of, think nothing of, turn into money, turn over, undercut, underestimate, underprize, underrate, underreckon, undersell, undervalue, unload, wholesale
 
Main Entry: short circuit
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amplify, break, broken circuit, charge, circuit, circuital field, closed circuit, complete circuit, dead circuit, electrify, energize, galvanic circuit, galvanize, generate, hot circuit, lateral circuit, leg, live circuit, loop, loop in, magnetic circuit, microcircuit, multiple circuit, multiple series, path, plug in, printed circuit, series multiple, shock, short, step down, step up, stiffen, switch off, switch on, turn off, turn on, vector field
 
Main Entry: short of
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at a disadvantage, at the nadir, bankrupt in, bare of, below, below the mark, bereft of, deficient, denuded of, deprived of, destitute of, devoid of, empty of, for want of, forlorn of, in default of, in the gutter, in want of, inadequate, inferior, insufficient, lacking, least, least of all, less, minus, missing, needing, out of, out of pocket, scant of, short, shy, shy of, unblessed with, under, under par, unpossessed of, unreached, void of, wanting
 
Main Entry: short shrift
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cruelty, flat refusal, flintiness, hardness, harshness, heartlessness, inclemency, inexorableness, mercilessness, pitilessness, point-blank refusal, rebuff, relentlessness, remorselessness, repulse, ruthlessness, summary negative, tender mercies, uncompassionateness, unfeelingness, unforgivingness, unmercifulness, unremorsefulness, unsympatheticness, unyieldingness
 
Main Entry: short story
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Bildungsroman, Gothic novel, comic novel, detective novel, dime novel, dreadful, epistolary novel, erotic novel, historical novel, nouvelle, novel, novel of character, novel of ideas, novel of incident, novel of manners, novel of sensibility, novelette, novella, penny dreadful, picaresque novel, pornographic novel, problem novel, proletarian novel, propaganda novel, psychological novel, regional novel, river novel, roman-fleuve, roman, roman a clef, satirical novel, science-fiction novel, sentimental novel, shilling shocker, short-short, sociological novel, storiette, stream-of-consciousness novel, thesis novel, vignette
 
Main entries similar to: short
abbreviated, abridged, abrupt, abruptly, adulterated, aggressive, all of a sudden, amount, amplify, animated cartoon, aphoristic, arrested, badly off, bankrupt, bare of, bear, bearish, beastly, bereft, blemished, bluff, blunt, brash, break, brief, brisk, broke, brusque, callow, cartoon, cavalier, charge, cheat, chiller, churlish, cinema, circuit, clipped, close, closemouthed, compact, compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, couchant, cramped, crisp, crusty, cursory, curt, cut, damaged, debased, defective, deficient, depressed, deprived of, depthless, devoid, dinky, disagreeable, discourteous, distressed, docked, documentary, dumb, electrify, elliptic, elliptical, embarrassed, embryonic, empty of, energize, ephemeral, erroneous, exiguous, fail, failing, fallible, faulty, feature, few, film, flashing, flat, fleet, fleeting, flick, flicker, flickering, found wanting, fragile, fretful, galvanize, generate, gist, gnomic, gruff, half-pint, hard up, harsh, horse opera, hurried, ill off, immature, impaired, impatient, impecunious, imperfect, impoverished, imprecise, impure, in short supply, inaccurate, inadequate, incomplete, inconsequential, inconsiderable, indigent, inexact, infant, inferior, insignificant, instantaneous, insufficient, knee-high, lacking, laconic, laid low, leg, limited, little, loop, low, makeshift, meager, meat, mediocre, meteoric, miniature, minus, missing, mixed, momentary, moody, motion picture, movie, moving picture, mum, mute, narrow, neap, needing, negligible, newsreel, nub, nudie, off, one-horse, out of, out of pocket, part, partial, patchy, path, petite, petty, photoplay, picayune, picture, picture show, piddling, pinched, pindling, pint-sized, pith, pithy, plain, point-blank, pointed, poky, poor, preview, printed circuit, prone, prostrate, pruned, puny, quick, quick-tempered, quiet, recumbent, reduced, reserved, rough, runty, scant, scanty, scrappy, sense, sententious, severe, shallow, sharp, shock, short circuit, short of, short-tempered, shortened, shorthanded, shy, silent, silent film, sketchy, skimp, skin flick, skin-deep, slight, small, snappish, sneak preview, snippy, snug, spare, Spartan, speechless, speedy, squat, squeezed, step down, step up, stiffen, stint, stocky, stooped, straitened, strapped, stumpy, substance, succinct, sudden, suddenly, summary, superficial, supine, surly, swift, switch off, synoptic, taciturn, talkie, Technicolor, temperamental, terse, thriller, thrust, tight, tight-lipped, tiny, to the point, tongue-tied, trailer, transient, transitory, trifling, trivial, truculent, truncated, turn off, turn on, unaware, unawares, underdeveloped, undersized, undeveloped, unelevated, uneven, unfinished, unperfected, unpossessed of, unprosperous, unsound, untalkative, upshot, voiceless, void, wanting, Western, wordless