1 not measuring much from one end to the other
VERBS be, look, seem
ADV. extremely, really, very | comparatively, fairly, quite, rather, relatively a relatively short distance of 50 to 100 miles
2 not lasting a long time
VERBS be, feel, seem | become, get The working week is getting shorter and shorter. | make sth | keep sth Do you mind if we keep the meeting short?
ADV. extremely, very | comparatively, fairly, quite, relatively It was all over in a relatively short space of time.
3 not having enough of what is needed
VERBS be, look Our team was one player short. | become, get We're getting short of funds.
ADV. extremely, really, terribly, very, woefully If space is really short, that door can be moved. United looked woefully short of menace in attack. | a bit, quite, rather
PREP. of Mike was a bit short of cash just then.
ADV. a bit, rather
PREP. with Sorry I was a bit short with you earlier.