measuring little from one end to the other; not last long; brief
maturing at an early date
below the average height
a shorter form of, way of saying
not reaching the usual standard or required weight, length, quality, etc.
not having much or enough of sth; lacking sth or a certain quality
pronounced for a relatively brief time
small and strong; made with spirits
rich and crumbly as a result of containing much fat
short film, especially one shown before the main film at a cinema
small strong alcoholic drink, especially of spirits
short trousers that do not reach the knee, e.g. as worn by children, or by adults playing sports or in hot weather
"a short life"
"a short flight"
"a short holiday"
"a short story"
"only a few short months"
"the board was a foot short"
"a short toss"
"he was short and stocky"
"short in stature"
"a short smokestack"
"a little man"
"an inadequate income"
"a poor salary"
"money is short"
"on short rations"
"food is in short supply"
"short on experience"
"a short memory"
"a short sale"
"short in cotton"
"the English vowel sounds in `pat', `pet', `pit', `pot', putt' are short"
"a light pound"
"a scant cup of sugar"
"regularly gives short weight"
"a short view of the problem"
"shortsighted critics derided the plan"
"shortbread is a short crumbly cookie"
"a short flaky pie crust"
"try to cultivate a less brusque manner"
"a curt reply"
"the salesgirl was very short with him"
"he stopped suddenly"
"he made his fortune by selling short just before the crash"
"the car's axle snapped short"
"he fell short of our expectations"
"She took him up short before he could continue"
"I was caught short"
"he told me curtly to get on with it"
"he talked short with everyone"
"he said shortly that he didn't like it"
The cathedral..is the shortest in England (155 feet long).
出自： Jan Morris
I don't like your hair as short as that.
出自： C. Priest
When the little one sat down..her legs were..too short to reach the ground.
出自： P. Fitzgerald
Gerald tried to borrow another ten pounds from me, but I give him very short shrift.
He brought the bus up short when the light changed to red.
The driver pulled the car up short just in time to prevent an accident.
The meeting was cut short when the chairman fell ill.
The professor opened his mouth to say something; but he stopped short.
He stopped short when he heard his name called.
The horse stopped short when he heard my voice.
那匹马一听见我的声音就突然停了下来。 stop sb/sth short
Stopping the car short caused a pileup on the highway.
Your attitude is little short of being ridiculous.
误 The fellow is rather short in height.
正 The fellow is rather short.
析 short本身可表示“身材矮小”,无需加in height。
误 He suffers from an inferiority complex because he's low.
正 He suffers from an inferiority complex because he's short.
误 “Lab” is short of “laboratory”.
正 “Lab” is short for “laboratory”.
析 be short of意为“缺乏…”; 要表达“是…的简写”,应说be short for。
误 They are running shortly of gasoline.
正 They are running short of gasoline.
析 表示“缺少…”“快用完…”可说run short of, run在此为系动词,故不说run shortly of。
误 The supply of oil is running short of.
正 The supply of oil is running short.
误 Our money is running short of.
正 Our money is running short.
析 “(某物)快用完”或“变得不够用”可以用sth run short的结构,这里作主语的是物,不是人。如果用人作主语,则用 sb run short of sth 的结构,作“(某人)缺…”解。
误 The poem is short to learn by heart.
正 The poem is short enough to learn by heart.
误 Our vacation is short to take for a journey.
正 Our vacation is too short to take for a journey.
误 The goods are in a short supply.
正 The goods are in short supply.
误 Difficult to buy china cups, they are in a very short supply.
正 Difficult to buy china cups, they are in very short supply.
析 “(某种商品)供应不足”“不够用”习惯用be in short supply,中间不加任何冠词; 但可以在short前加程度副词very,表示“供应非常不足”。
误 He was very short to me yesterday.
正 He was very short with me yesterday.
误 He was so short to me that I felt hurt.
正 He was so short with me that I felt hurt.
析 “对…无礼或怠慢”,应该说be short with...,其中介词 with不能改用 to。
误 In a short, society must be reorganized.
正 In short, society must be reorganized.
析 in short是习惯用法, short前不加任何冠词。
误 In short word, we must get well prepared.
正 In short, we must get well prepared.
析 “总之”“简言之”用in short表示,这里short是名词,不能再加word。