short-change


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short-change

vb (tr)
1. to give less than correct change to
2. slang to treat unfairly or dishonestly, esp by giving less than is deserved or expected
ˌshort-ˈchanger n

short-change


Past participle: short-changed
Gerund: short-changing

Imperative
short-change
short-change
Present
I short-change
you short-change
he/she/it short-changes
we short-change
you short-change
they short-change
Preterite
I short-changed
you short-changed
he/she/it short-changed
we short-changed
you short-changed
they short-changed
Present Continuous
I am short-changing
you are short-changing
he/she/it is short-changing
we are short-changing
you are short-changing
they are short-changing
Present Perfect
I have short-changed
you have short-changed
he/she/it has short-changed
we have short-changed
you have short-changed
they have short-changed
Past Continuous
I was short-changing
you were short-changing
he/she/it was short-changing
we were short-changing
you were short-changing
they were short-changing
Past Perfect
I had short-changed
you had short-changed
he/she/it had short-changed
we had short-changed
you had short-changed
they had short-changed
Future
I will short-change
you will short-change
he/she/it will short-change
we will short-change
you will short-change
they will short-change
Future Perfect
I will have short-changed
you will have short-changed
he/she/it will have short-changed
we will have short-changed
you will have short-changed
they will have short-changed
Future Continuous
I will be short-changing
you will be short-changing
he/she/it will be short-changing
we will be short-changing
you will be short-changing
they will be short-changing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been short-changing
you have been short-changing
he/she/it has been short-changing
we have been short-changing
you have been short-changing
they have been short-changing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been short-changing
you will have been short-changing
he/she/it will have been short-changing
we will have been short-changing
you will have been short-changing
they will have been short-changing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been short-changing
you had been short-changing
he/she/it had been short-changing
we had been short-changing
you had been short-changing
they had been short-changing
Conditional
I would short-change
you would short-change
he/she/it would short-change
we would short-change
you would short-change
they would short-change
Past Conditional
I would have short-changed
you would have short-changed
he/she/it would have short-changed
we would have short-changed
you would have short-changed
they would have short-changed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.short-change - cheat someone by not returning him enough money
bunco, con, defraud, diddle, gip, goldbrick, gyp, hornswoggle, mulct, nobble, rook, scam, swindle, short-change, victimize - deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
2.short-change - deprive of by deceitshort-change - deprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
short, short-change - cheat someone by not returning him enough money
cheat, rip off, chisel - deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"
Translations

short-change

[ˈʃɔːtˈtʃeɪndʒ] VT to short-change sbno dar el cambio completo a algn (fig) → defraudar a algn
to do this is to short-change the project (esp US) → hacer esto es tratar inadecuadamente el proyecto

short-change

[ˌʃɔːtˈtʃeɪndʒ] vt to short-change sbimbrogliare qn sul resto (fig) → fregare qn

short

(ʃoːt) adjective
1. not long. You look nice with your hair short; Do you think my dress is too short?
2. not tall; smaller than usual. a short man.
3. not lasting long; brief. a short film; in a very short time; I've a very short memory for details.
4. not as much as it should be. When I checked my change, I found it was 20 cents short.
5. (with of) not having enough (money etc). Most of us are short of money these days.
6. (of pastry) made so that it is crisp and crumbles easily.
adverb
1. suddenly; abruptly. He stopped short when he saw me.
2. not as far as intended. The shot fell short.
ˈshortness noun
ˈshortage (-tidʒ) noun
a lack; the state of not having enough. a shortage of water.
ˈshorten verb
to make or become shorter. The dress is too long – we'll have to shorten it.
ˈshortening noun
(especially American) the fat used for making pastry.
ˈshortly adverb
soon. He will be here shortly; Shortly after that, the police arrived.
shorts noun plural
short trousers for men or women.
ˈshortbread noun
a kind of crisp, crumbling biscuit.
ˌshort-ˈchange verb
to cheat (a buyer) by giving him too little change.
short circuit the missing out by an electric current of a part of an electrical circuit (verb ˌshort-ˈcircuit)
ˈshortcoming noun
a fault.
ˈshortcut noun
a quicker way between two places. I'm in a hurry – I'll take a shortcut across the field.
ˈshorthand noun
a method of writing rapidly, using strokes, dots etc to represent sounds.
ˌshort-ˈhanded adjective
having fewer workers than are necessary or usual.
ˈshort-list noun
a list of candidates selected from the total number of applicants for a job etc.
verb
to put on a short-list. We've short-listed three of the twenty applicants.
ˌshort-ˈlived (-ˈlivd) , ((American) -ˈlaivd) adjective
living or lasting only for a short time. short-lived insects; short-lived enthusiasm.
ˌshort-ˈrange adjective
1. not reaching a long distance. short-range missiles.
2. not covering a long time. a short-range weather forecast.
ˌshort-ˈsighted adjective
seeing clearly only things that are near. I don't recognize people at a distance because I'm short-sighted.
ˌshort-ˈsightedly adverb
ˌshort-ˈsightedness noun
ˌshort-ˈtempered adjective
easily made angry. My husband is very short-tempered in the mornings.
ˌshort-ˈterm adjective
1. concerned only with the near future. short-term plans.
2. lasting only a short time. a short-term loan.
by a short head
by a very small amount. to win by a short head.
for short
as an abbreviation. His name is Victor, but we call him Vic for short.
go short
to cause oneself not to have enough of something. Save this carton for tomorrow, or else we'll go short (of milk).
in short
in a few words.
in short supply
not available in sufficient quantity. Fresh vegetables are in short supply.
make short work of
to dispose of very quickly. The children made short work of the ice-cream.
run short
1. (of a supply) to become insufficient. Our money is running short.
2. (with of) not to have enough. We're running short of money.
short and sweet
His reply was short and sweet: `Get out!' he shouted.
short for
an abbreviation of. `Phone' is short for `telephone'; What is `Ltd.' short for?
short of
not as far as or as much as. Our total came to just short of $1,000; We stopped five miles short of London.
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