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tr.v. short·changed, short·chang·ing, short·chang·es
1. To give (someone) less change than is due in a transaction.
2. To treat unfairly or deceitfully; cheat: "a deceitful cook who skimps on ingredients and shortchanges guests" (Jacques Pepin).

short′chang′er n.



v.t. -changed, -chang•ing.
1. to give less than the correct change to.
2. to cheat; defraud.
[1890–95, Amer.]
short′chang′er, n.
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Army Secretary John McHugh said, "We will continue to look for efficiencies and best practices, but the bottom line is we will not shortchange our soldiers and their families."
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