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short

1. Prosody
a. denoting a vowel that is phonetically short or a syllable containing such a vowel. In classical verse short vowels are followed by one consonant only or sometimes one consonant plus a following l or r
b. (of a vowel or syllable in verse that is not quantitative) not carrying emphasis or accent; unstressed
2. (of a drink of spirits) undiluted; neat
3. a drink of spirits as opposed to a long drink such as beer
4. Phonetics Prosody a short vowel or syllable
5. a short film, usually of a factual nature

short

[shȯrt]
(electricity)
(engineering)
In plastics injection molding, the failure to fill the mold completely. Also known as short shot.
(ordnance)
A bomb or projectile hit short of the target.

short

1. Said of a piece of building material not up to specified length.

short

In programming, an integer variable. In C, a short is two bytes and can be signed (-32K to +32K) or unsigned (64K). Contrast with long.
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He's much more dangerous backing into defenders in the box than coming short and here he held off Desailly as though he was no more than an irritation to turn and right foot across the keeper and into the right hand corner.
He's coming short and running long and it's better for me back in midfield.
Reporting 'softish' results this morning is Coca Cola, modestly coming short of EPS and revenue expectations, with disruptions in Japan likely offsetting solid volume growth elsewhere in the world, including the U.
Every time they get the ball there's movement around them, someone's popping off, Berbatov is coming short, Rooney's pulling into a position, the wide man is coming off the line into holes.
But Magilton's ploy to encourage striker Counago to get in behind defenders more instead of coming short, paid rich dividends.
He was always coming short to go long, long to come short, and he had a great understanding with Kevin Sheedy That was instrumental to a lot of the chances we created and a lot of the goals we scored.
When coming short to receive the ball he knows when to hold it and when to play it first time.
Strachan insisted that they get behind the United defence instead of the forwards coming short and looking for the ball.
Coyle showed great feet to slip Kevin McGowne after coming short and slid a well-timed ball through to Stuart Taylor.
I do feel Heskey is guilty at times of coming short too often but not to the extent that Fowler does.
Strachan insisted they get behind the United defence instead of the forwards coming short and looking for the ball.
Each time Arthur Numan had the ball on the left there was de Boer, coming short, beasting in to get ahead of his man with enough pace to dart ahead of him, pick up a pass, dink it round his marker and keep things ticking over.