Definition of 'short of'
Example sentences containing 'short of'
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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)
Still short of forty, he now had one of the premier intelligence posts in the world. CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER (1989)
Synonyms of 'short of'
except for, apart from, other than, besides
lacking, wanting, low on, in need of
Definition of short of from the Collins English Dictionary
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