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shortbread a rich cake or cookie that contains much shortening, esp. butter.
shortcake a cake or biscuit made with a rich dough, esp. a cake to be topped or filled with fruit and eaten as a dessert.
shortchange to return less than the correct amount of change to. [2 definitions]
short-circuit to disrupt an electrical circuit, usu. accidentally, by providing a low-resistance alternate path for current, often resulting in sparks or electrical damage. [3 definitions]
short circuit a usu. inadvertent low-resistance alternate path for an electrical current, often resulting in damage.
shortcoming a deficiency in character, ability, conduct, or the like; flaw.
shortcut a quicker or more direct route. [2 definitions]
short division mathematical division of one number by another, esp. by a one-digit divisor, without writing out the remainders.
shorten to make shorter. [3 definitions]
shortening fat such as butter or lard, used esp. in baking. [2 definitions]
shortfall the act or fact of falling short of a desired or expected quantity or level, or the amount by which something falls short.
short fuse (informal) a quick or explosive temper.
shorthair any of several breeds of domestic cat with short fur.
shorthand a system of writing in simple symbols or combinations of symbols representing sounds, words, or phrases, used to record dictation or speech rapidly. [3 definitions]
short-handed lacking a full crew of workers or helpers.
shorthorn one of a breed of beef or dairy cattle having short curved horns.
shortie variant of shorty.
short interest the total number of shares or units of a security, commodity, or the like, that have been sold short and have not been repurchased.
shortish somewhat short.
short-list a list of those candidates, as for an academic position, who have not been eliminated by preliminary screening. [2 definitions]
short-lived having a short life or duration.