short

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short is part of the Basic English 850.
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short is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
short

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
short

Comparative
shorter

Superlative
shortest

  1. If something is short then there is a small distance from the bottom to the top. The opposite is tall.
    I can't reach the table because I'm too short.
    The more I use the pencil, the shorter it becomes.
  2. If something is short then there is a small distance from the one end to the other. The opposite is long.
  3. If something is short then it takes a little time.

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