French translation of 'short of'
- (= less than)
en dessous de
⇒ Inflation is just short of 11 per cent.
L'inflation est juste en dessous de 11 pour cent.
Example Sentences Including 'short of'
He had done all he could to deter her, short of refusing her the knowledge outright.TREASON KEEP (2001)
Perched on top of the bin, she remained a foot short of the lowest rung.CHAMELEON (2002)
The waitress, a blonde a stage short of prettiness, appeared above them.YESTERDAY'S SHADOW (2002)
- (= before)
⇒ He stopped a hundred metres short of the building.
Il s'est arrêté cent mètres avant le bâtiment.
- (= except for)
Translation of short of from the Collins English to French Dictionary