clipping, abbreviation, short


: a clipping of hair

: grass clippings

: The word "ad" is a clipping of "advertisement".

*: the phrase "civil rights" is an abbreviation for a whole complex of relationships. - Pres. Trumans comittee on Civil Rights

: Our meeting was a short six minutes today. Every day for the past month its been at least twenty minutes long.

: “Phone” is short for “telephone” and "asap" short for "as soon as possible".

*: I chose to interpret the references to butter and sugar as indicating that a short pastry was required. (Later editions suggest a biscuit-like texture.)

: He gave a short answer to the question.

: a short supply of provisions

: to be short of money

: The cashier came up short ten dollars on his morning shift.

: an account which is short of the truth

*: Hardly anything short of an invasion could rouse them again to war.

*: Marinell was sore offended / That his departure thence should be so short.

*: He commanded those who were appointed to attend him to be ready by a short day.

: Im short General Motors because I think their sales are plunging.

: They had to stop short to avoid hitting the dog in the street.

: He cut me short repeatedly in the meeting.

: The boss got a message and cut the meeting short.

: The recent developments at work caught them short.

: His speech fell short of what was expected.

: We went short most finance companies in July.

*: Preceded by a Simpsons short shot in 3-D—perhaps the only thing more superfluous than a fourth Ice Age movie—Ice Age: Continental Drift finds a retinue of vaguely contemporaneous animals coping with life in the post-Pangaea age.

: 38 short suits fit me right off the rack.

: Do you have that size in a short.

: Jones smashes a grounder between third and short.

: The market decline was terrible, but the shorts were buying champagne.

: He closed out his short at a modest loss after three months.

*: The short and the long is, our play is preferred.

*: If we compare the nearest conventional shorts and longs in English, as in "bit" and "beat", "not" and "naught", we find that the short vowels are generally wide, the long narrow, besides being generally diphthongic as well.

: This is the third time Ive caught them shorting us.

: We are short a few men on the second shift.

: Hes short common sense.

: I dont want to be short the market going into the weekend.

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