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Noun: shorts  shorts
  1. (used in the plural) trousers that end at or above the knee
    - short pants [N. Amer], trunks
     
  2. Underpants worn by men
    - drawers, underdrawers, boxers, boxer shorts
Noun: short  short
  1. The location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
     
  2. Accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
    - short circuit
     
  3. The fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base
    - shortstop
     
  4. Sale of securities or commodity futures not owned by the seller (who hopes to buy them back later at a lower price)
    - short sale, short selling
Verb: short  short
  1. Cheat someone by not returning him enough money
    - short-change
     
  2. Create a short circuit in
    - short-circuit
     
  3. (finance) sell borrowed shares in the hope that the price will fall before they have to be paid for
    "hedge funds are shorting British companies in expectation of a stock market crash"

Type of: bunco [N. Amer, informal], bunko [N. Amer, informal], chuddies [UK, dialect], con [informal], contact, create, dacks [Austral, NZ], daks [Austral, NZ], defraud, diddle [informal], goldbrick [N. Amer, informal], grift [N. Amer, informal], hornswoggle [N. Amer, informal], make, mulct, nobble [Brit, informal], pair of trousers, pants, parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, position, ream [N. Amer, informal], rook, scam [informal], short-change, swindle, tangency, tract, trading, trousers, underdacks [Austral], underdaks [Austral], underpants, undershorts [N. Amer], victimise [Brit], victimize

Part of: baseball diamond, baseball team, circuit, diamond, electric circuit, electrical circuit, infield

Encyclopedia: Shorts, Thomas

Short, Peter