Translation of short in Spanish:

short

corto, adj.

Pronunciation /ʃɔrt//ʃɔːt/

adjective

  • 1

    (of length, height, distance)
    (skirt/grass/hair) corto
    (person) bajo
    that dress is too short for her ese vestido le queda demasiado corto
    • he's shorter than her él es más bajo que ella
    • what's the shortest route to town? ¿cúal es el camino más corto a la ciudad?
    • you were still in short pants / (British) trousers aún llevabas pantalones cortos / andabas de pantalón corto
    • they only live a short way off / away viven muy cerca
    • we've only got a short way to go ya nos falta poco (para llegar)
    • Mrs Gallagher was punched and robbed in a daytime attack just a short walk from her home at a sheltered housing complex in Undercliffe.
    • Cortez made the short walk to the feverish scrum in McBride's corner and raised the Irishman's right arm in victory.
    • The towering man with short white hair walked quickly down the sidewalk as he spoke.
    • Usually, the person at the helm gaffs the trap, but I'm rather short so I decide to just steer.
    • He is short, bespectacled, narrow-shouldered, a big talent in a Woody Allen-esque package.
    • Danielle shook her head in confusion, walking quickly down the short hallway to her room.
    • In all but the coldest months, she went about in sleeveless blouses and short skirts.
    • I stand behind a short woman who was behind a tall woman and husband.
    • You have to imagine a tiny, thin, short fellow with a white beard and bald head.
    • Josh picked up his pace and jogged across the park and short expanse of field to the metal dugouts.
    • This suggests that the sclerite wall curved into the cavity, forming a short canal or tube.
    • She is short and petite in frame - a trait she inherited from her Japanese mother.
    • At the prescription counter, there was a pregnant lady in front of me, in a short dress.
    • I am tired of short people who can't see over the steering wheel driving large cars.
    • WE ARE SITTING in a restaurant a short walk from the bookstore and I have just read him the extract above.
    • We will recruit thousands more police, especially among ethnic minorities and short people.
    • After all, if the desk is higher, a short person can always get a booster seat.
    • He peered down the short hall which was off the kitchen and nodded to himself when he saw the familiar set up.
    • So yesterday, before going out to Popstarz with Gideon, Nick and Davo, I sent Davo a link to an article about short men.
    • Bertha ran downstairs as quickly as her short legs would carry her, a mix of fear and intense fury flooding her veins.
    • Women attending university are told at the gate that their skirts are too short, or asked why they are wearing jeans.
    • There are many options to choose from including many only a short walk or ride from the gaming tables.
    • Only now they were incongruously dressed in sheepskin jackets and short skirts.
    • Another night, on the short walk home, he became disoriented and lost, and eventually found himself in an endless tunnel.
    • This is not a problem on short journeys but on a long haul it can literally become a pain in the neck.
    • I thought I will have a short walk with the dog and go to the chemist before settling down for the rest of the day at home as I had not spent any time with the sickie.
    • They had managed to brave the strong winds and to make the short journey down Main Street on foot.
    • The distance over which a boat crew has line of sight is surprisingly short.
    • The suspect is a white man, 6ft tall, with stubble, short dark hair, and crooked white teeth.
    • Entry into the rear is not too difficult either and there is room enough for adults - if only on short journeys.
    • The short steep waves for which the Baltic is renowned build quickly and we soon agree that it's too rough to dive.
    • As she was about to turn away from the window Joanna heard voices coming from the park at the end of the short street.
    • Hannah had been with friends at pubs in Bevois Valley before she was abducted on the short walk home on Friday, March 14.
    • The offender is described as a white man, 5ft 10 in tall, with short dark hair and of medium build.
    • One was a short man with bushy eyebrows, another looked like a corpse and, oddly, the third was a man in fishnets.
    • Jon held up a short, sturdy club, and Brianna quickly untangled a net and dagger.
    • You were very tall - looming at least a chest and head above me, and I'm not short.
    • And the River Aire, just a short walk from his Carleton home, flowed through his life as a constant companion.
    • She was never associated with skimpy bathing suits, low cut gowns and short dresses.
    • Lollipop ladies were warned yesterday that they must not wear short skirts and high heels while on duty.
    • The artistic director Wolfgang Langhoff once sat at this desk, a short man.
    • I wanted to join the police when I was younger but I was too short.
    • I was put up at a villa that stood on stilts in the sea and which required a short journey by boat to reach from the main resort itself.
    • He is cute, tall (remember the run of short guys) and witty so we will see how that goes.
    • She's short and petite, with dimples in her smile and her hair in small little buns.
    • She wore the short skirts and skimpy clothing that people like that would wear.
    • Wrapping her arms about her, Jenni cursed her choice of a skirt and short sleeves.
    • Seiron wore black dress pants, a white shirt with short sleeves and both wore black boots to match.
    • The little man with the gloves and short sleeves had no sooner orchestrated something at one end than he was thwarting his opponents at the other.
    • You can imagine my utter disbelief then, when the cab turned up and turned out to be driven by a grey-haired, short man of about fifty years of age.
    • Then it was time for a short walk over to the Arc de Triomphe without my camera and then back to the room for another nap!
    • He had short dark hair, a small thin moustache and brown eyes.
    • The man is described as 25, white, wearing a white polo shirt with short sleeves and navy shorts down to his knees.
    • Like his brother Larry, Michael was also short and skinny when he was young.
    • They make the short journey to Ossett Town and a meeting with their former manager Steve Richards.
    • His shirt had short sleeves, exposing pale, wiry arms, but he showed no sign of being cold.
    • A short walk, which was perfumed by wood-smoke, led us to a small clearing where the charcoal burner was situated.
    • Next on the ramp, was a model wearing a short skirt and top, all woven in silk.
    • Most college girls know they do not have nice legs and keep away from short skirts.
    • Sleeveless tops and short skirts make it impossible to hide from the prying eyes of children.
    • As the passengers disembarked Toad noticed a hot young woman in a short skirt and leather jacket.
    • He had earlier used seven of his own clubs in a vain attempt to keep the ball on the short grass.
    • Knee-length skirts and slightly shorter ones were also combined with short coats.
    • There is a makeshift parking area at the top of a short path leading to the water.
    • She pulled her hair out of the back of the sweater, running a brush quickly through her short locks.
    • With the kids packed off to relatives, I took the short journey down the road to the Battle Hospital.
    • My mother was quite short in stature, she had been an orphan, and my cousin Vera considered her very beautiful.
    • He was short and stocky, maybe ten years older than Jeremy, with a brown brush-cut.
    • Believe me, the game is a lot easier when your tee shots consistently find the short grass.
    • Tree shape is determined by the relative positions of long and short branches.
    • The fencers would stand in an almost upright position with a short stance and the knees only slightly bent.
    • For as much as I enjoyed my short walk along the river day before yesterday, I really paid for it.
    • Now he's the short bloke with a few million in the bank, a shelf full of Baftas and Golden Globes, and a reputation as a comic genius.
    • There are plenty of short runs for beginners close to the nursery area.
    • It's such a short journey to Germany that the tournament could almost feel like a home event to the Czechs.
    • When I wore my shirt with its short sleeves you could see the scars on my wrist.
    • She wore a flimsy white cotton dress with short sleeves, a pink sash about the waist, and a skirt that blew in the wind.
    • It's about short skirts, pretty ponytails and staying feminine, if you please.
    • From the Roemer it's only a short walk to the banks of the Main River.
    • Now hardly anybody works on Saturday mornings and cars and buses are freely available to make the short journey to Ibrox or Parkhead.
  • 2

    • 2.1(brief)

      (vacation/trip/visit) corto
      the days are getting shorter los días van acortándose
      • they're striking for shorter hours están de huelga porque quieren una reducción de la jornada laboral
      • a short time ago hace poco (tiempo)
      • a short while ago hace poco rato
      • we've only lived here for a short time / while hace poco (tiempo) que vivimos aquí
      • in just a few short years en pocos años
      • to have a short memory tener mala memoria
      • the short answer to that is no en una palabra: no
      • Liz is short for Elizabeth Liz es el diminutivo de Elizabeth
      • we call him Rob for short lo llamamos Rob para abreviar
      • Michael Holding has created a niche for himself in a short period of time.
      • Traditionally Pergia weddings are short and the crowd clears out quickly afterwards.
      • The second note had been shorter than the first, so short that Asim had quickly memorized it.
      • The child was born while Banks was in prison, and the connection between them was only through very short visits, said the judge.
      • Have each guest give you a pic of herself with the birthday girl along with a short note of funny memories.
      • Their articles are researched, well written and blissfully short.
      • The short essay then quickly moves on to a concern about how we should read Nietzsche's texts.
      • The intent of this short book is for it to be used as a simple and direct guide in a time of great danger.
      • Although his cricket career was short, the stories that grew up around him were tall.
      • Mourinho's father Felix picked up the receiver and spoke quietly during a short conversation.
      • The evening closed with a short entertainment of music and poetry provided by members.
      • I'm apologising in advance for the very short chapter, I'll put another one up soon.
      • She was suspicious and, after a short conversation, told the man to leave.
      • This relatively short opinion questionnaire gives a pretty accurate account of where you really stand.
      • Days were very short and the Arabian night falls quickly across the waters of the Gulf.
      • He earned a stay of execution with a 65 in frame 30 but it was only a short reprieve before Stevens closed out the match in the next.
      • His career was as short as it was spectacular and he later emigrated to Australia where he pursued a career as schoolmaster and journalist.
      • She quickly ran downstairs to her desk and wrote a short reply, before running back upstairs.
      • Most of the applications were short and boring, but Jim's eyes instantly settled on the longest one.
      • He has sold short fiction in a range of genres from horror to romantic comedy, and back again.
      • Plan to write a relatively short novel; you are producing one book, not a library.
      • I shall simply make a short summary of the position and annexe his judgment to my own.
      • She had felt as though Luca were getting closer and closer until a short while ago.
      • In 1975 they got together a small group and went over to the UK to work the Irish music venues on a short tour.
      • The third book is longer than the first two, but is relatively short.
      • A short visit to my son's new home shows how deeply such thinking confuses cause and effect.
      • He wants leave to file a short affidavit explaining his position, so he did that, did he, Mr Hough?
      • Here, with a short artist's biography, is the concert programme listed in full.
      • To create an in vivo code, highlight the word or short passage that strikes you as significant and from which you want to create a node.
      • The ship was closed for a short period while it was shifted to a new location opposite the Gateway of India.
      • Quickly he scribbled a short note, tore off the page and then tossed the two items back down.
      • Route planners have worked hard to keep roads open but say some will have to be closed for a short period to ensure the safety of the competitors.
      • The only problem I have with the novels is that they're so short!
      • Stalwart cricketer and former president of Glusburn cricket club has died aged 80, after a short illness.
      • One of the key issues to be considered in this short introduction is the extent to which this is true.
      • After a short conversation he left but the residents believe someone tampered with a back window while he was there.
      • We'll continue our conversation with both of these senators after a short break.
      • However, others argue that even a short visit to Varna can refute pessimistic appraisals of the situation.
      • Often Roth and his cohorts exchange short essays instead of speaking to one another.
      • He recently resigned as manager of The Neale after a short stint in that position.

    • 2.2Linguistics

      (vowel/syllable) breve
      • Many local accents are marked by a rhythm that tends to lengthen stressed vowels and to reduce or eliminate unstressed short vowels.
      • A trochee is a metrical foot of two syllables, the first long and the second short.
      • It can occur in syllable coda position, but only after a short vowel.
      • Maybe it's all part of a plan to nullify the threat from the land of the short sharp vowel.
      • There are other vowel sounds in our language besides the short and long vowels.
      • We have alternately one long or forcible syllable, and two short or light ones, recurring over and over.

  • 3

    (brusque, impatient)
    (manner) brusco
    (manner) cortante
    he was very short with me estuvo muy brusco / cortante conmigo
    • she has a very short temper tiene muy mal genio
    • Owen had been very short with him, his answers to Sam's questions almost monosyllabic.
    • He was short with the press, which did not endear him when it came to the races with Coe.
    • For a moment I almost felt guilty for being so short with him as his gaze fell and he slouched into his chair.
    • British Transport Police are being very short with their version of events.
    • He is thankful that Fielding visited him again even though Aziz was short with him.
    • One minute she'll be nice and friendly and the next she'll be short and distant.
    • I don't know what I have done to upset him but I must have done something as Gareth has been very short with me of late.
    • She and her mother had a good relationship and Eleanor was rarely short with her.
    • She's been kind of short with me, spending most of her time with that boy with the scar down his arm.
    • The remainder of the day progressed as normal, but Mary couldn't help but feel that Bertha was a little short with her.
    • I've tried to be very short with him when he comes to ask for guidance from me.
  • 4

    (inadequate, deficient)
    escaso
    the troops were on short rations las raciones de las tropas eran escasas
    • he was fined for giving short weight lo multaron por no dar el peso exacto
    • time is getting short queda poco tiempo
    • I'm a bit short just now ando algo corto / escaso / apurado de dinero en este momento
    • we're/they're still six people short / (US also) short six people todavía nos/les faltan seis personas
    • the throw was short by several meters el tiro se quedó corto varios metros
    • (to be) short of sth/sb
    • we're very short of time estamos muy cortos / escasos de tiempo
    • they were short of staff no tenían suficiente personal
    • five miles short of our destination a cinco millas de nuestro destino
    • we're still a long way short of our target estamos todavía muy lejos de nuestro objetivo
    • he's just short of six feet tall mide poco menos de seis pies
    • short of asking him outright, I don't know how you can find out salvo que / a menos que le preguntes directamente, no sé cómo podrás averiguarlo
    • to be short on sth
    • he's a bit short on brains es algo corto (de entendederas)
    • they're not short on enthusiasm no les falta entusiasmo
    • Mulberry was a little short on heritage; worse still, it was bereft of excitement.
    • They reward bravery and commitment - something never short with Simon.
    • They were short on information, but all said Deane had resigned from the OPP.
    • The matriarch shrugged her shoulders and said that supplies were short.
    • Is this someone's way of telling us we're short on our annual allotment of carrots?
    • Supplies were so short that the Japanese resorted to cannibalism, eating the flesh of prisoners and their own troops.
    • I don't mind pitching in a situation where staffing is short, supplies are scarce, morale is low.
    • True, the braised fennel was a bit crunchy and the leek and bacon risotto with which it was stuffed was a bit short on leek and bacon, but it was pretty nice.
    • Work out arrangements in advance with other farmers to help you out when your supplies are short.
    • They may be strong on physical prowess, but a little short on the professional side.
    • It was the same Government which made a plea to the Supreme Court that the scheme could not be run as they were short on money!
    • The book is somewhat short on hard evidence, yet Davies says he has no doubt about the truth of the revelations.
    • However, the pain lasted only as long as his short supply of breath could keep him alive.
    • The students are long on facts and short on the reflection and analysis that comes with experience.
    • Pigs are the one bright spot on the horizon but supplies are short.
    • The co-operative's arable manager, Phil Rees, warned that supplies could be very short next spring.
    • Armed with a booming drive, he is not short on confidence, and it is more than his golf that will help him to stand out.
    • However, whatever the visitors were lacking they will never be short on pride and spirit.
    • He added that there is a short supply of trained diabeticians.
    • As food and water became scarce, they were the first that society wanted to exterminate in order to preserve their short supply.
    • Two of the main ingredients in this are sugar and refined flour, both of which are seriously short on nutrients.
    • There is already a short supply in some trades, especially those skilled trades such as bricklayers.
    • We have not gotten off that, which is why we're short on equipment and personnel and training.
    • Val's food supply was going on short, she would have thanked him, but instead silently did so.
    • If you're short on time and desperately in need of a one-stop option for all of your green needs, you're in luck.
    • Newer outfits can also face potential conflicts of interest, or at least be short on quality.
    • Coming off four heavy defeats on the bounce, his charges looked lamentably short on confidence.
    • Animals like this only come into the open when the natural food supply is short.
    • Reading a book of plays is another great way to get some reading in when you're short on time.
    • Six days after Tropical Storm Jeanne hit the island, water and food supplies are short.
    • It worked out - money was short, but just enough to keep the apartment and pay the bills.
    • Similarly, for the first time in years, the short supply of mechanics appears not so dire.
    • The Prime Minister's speech was short on any vision that addressed those matters.
    • Was it a ruse to allow reporters short on subject matter to fill the pages dedicated to the European Championship?
    • At the moment England are strong on hounds but a little short in the fox department.
    • The short supply of tomatoes means prices are higher, too, which means there's less demand.
    • But if time is short it comes back to the question of direct access.
    • What the South African world number four will be short on is the level of confidence achieved only through winning.
    • With the retirement of Istabraq we are short on stars but this lady could soon be a darling with racegoers everywhere.
    • But most of that annual generation will be in summer when power is not short.
  • 5

    Cooking
    (pastry) (por contener mucha mantequilla o grasa) que se deshace fácilmente
    • Bring the mixture together to form a short pastry, but don't overwork it.
    • The easiest way to do this with very short pastry is wrap it lightly around the rolling pin, lift the pastry up on the rolling pin, and lay it on top of the fruit.
    • Who can resist the flinty crispness of baked pecans, suspended in a maple-goo inside short, buttery pastry?
    • This had thin, short pastry nicely dusted with icing sugar and was delicious.
    • Because you don't need the pastry to rise, you can use frozen puff pastry, leftover trimmings, or even short pastry.
    • The pastry was short and there was no doubt about the almond flavour.
    • There's a proper crunch to the short pastry and the filling ticks all the boxes.
    • The short pastry is good and the sauce emulsified, but filling is bland invalid food and the ham is elusive.
  • 6

    • 6.1Finance

      (sale) al descubierto
      • Take short positions with caution until the market reverts back to bull confirmed.
      • Shorters or short sellers are traders who sell shares that they don't already own.
      • In other words, you need two long call options to hedge one short futures contract.
      • Unlike other investors, he can establish either long or short positions in securities.
      • If a short squeeze occurs and enough short sellers buy back the stock, the price could go even higher.

    • 6.2Finance

      (bill) a corto plazo
      • It is unusual because of the falling interest rate environment during most of the period, at least for short bonds, followed by a leveling off and slight rise in the last few months.


adverb

  • 1

    (suddenly, abruptly)
    he cut me short me interrumpió
    • he cut short his vacation interrumpió sus vacaciones
    • Sure enough, I came up 15 yards short and right, and with a bunker between me and the flag which could not have been in a tighter spot.
    • Today, they are playing away from the body when the ball is pitched short.
    • They had fallen spectacularly short at Euro 2004, eliminated in the first round.
    • The trouble is that his natural delivery is just back of a length and if he is not in the groove, he pitches too short and the batsmen cash in.
    • Langley was cut down three metres short by Emelio but the Kiwi held him down in the tackle and was dispatched to the sin bin by referee Ian Smith.
    • Anderson comes close to masterpiece territory here, but falls frustratingly short.
    • Diving to score a try against the Ospreys but stopping dead three inches short and the ball popping out: no try.
    • Twice GHA opted to kick at goal but both efforts by Noonan fell pitifully short.
    • Instead, we end up making an ugly pass at the ball and almost always leave it two or three feet short.
    • Paul Walsh sent in a high ball which dropped short to Peter Walsh on the edge of the square.
    • The ease of the try was ominous, as was Joe Vagana's first-minute break that ended inches short.
    • He does tend to hit a lot of balls short, which allowed me to move up in the court and attack.
    • His party had come a long way towards defeating a wartime president only to fall agonisingly short.
    • He used all his strength to make one final grasp at redemption but still falls quite short.
    • Mightily impressive it may be, but the Continental falls just short.
    • Macalester fought hard to come back and fell just one run short in the end.
    • When he did find an inch of space, John Hartson's return pass fell lamely short.
    • That's a big ask, and Boyd falls critically short, and so the whole thing is quite comical.
    • A circular motion shows a hit, straight up means the arrow went long, straight down means it went short, etc.
    • Westwood's chip was not perfect and just trickled onto the green seven feet short.
  • 2

    (below target, requirement)
    to go short (of sth)
    • we never went short of food nunca nos faltó la comida
    • her parents never let her go short (of money) sus padres no permiten que le falte nada/que le falte dinero
    • I went short of many things to pay that bill tuve que privarme de muchas cosas para pagar esa cuenta

noun

  • 1

    Electricity
    cortocircuito masculine
    corto masculine
    • The transformer laminations or coating of shellac, enamel or varnish is to insulate adjacent turns from shorts between winding.
    • An internal short can cause the battery cells to overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
  • 2

    Cinema
    cortometraje masculine
    corto masculine
    • We decided to try to set up a low budget scheme for film-makers that were ready to move up from shorts to feature films.
    • It means feature films, not shorts; fiction not documentary.
    • During this period he also worked on the script development of Scandal and produced two other feature films and three shorts.
    • Anything you would do differently in making the short or the feature film if you could do it over again?
    • All of the shorts and even the featurettes have subtitles.
    • Alongside the usual cast interviews and making of shorts, there are several great pieces.
    • Cinematheque Ontario presents five of his features and six shorts, as well as other films selected by Maddin.
    • That's not surprising as it costs a pretty packet to even shoot a short.
    • I've just directed for the first time - my new love is called Wait, a short.
    • The Raindance festival commences on October 23 and will include 70 feature films and 200 shorts from 22 countries.
    • There are also animation shorts, featuring a duo named Nix and Tix, that emphasize certain scientific principles.
    • Arteta made several well-received shorts and the feature film Star Maps, about a would-be movie star who makes a living selling Hollywood maps - and sex.
    • The generation gap also ran through the Dirty Laundry program, a strong collection of shorts examining dysfunctional families.
    • This short represents the show at the pinnacle of its particularly pleasing powers.
    • Another title followed, announcing Hot Rockers, after which the first short began.
    • Lasseter recalls what could carry a feature-length animated film, and some of the older Pixar film shorts are included too.
    • Livia Ruzic is a Melbourne-based sound editor who works on shorts, documentaries and feature films.
    • In the end, Conran's six-minute short was probably best left at its original length.
    • This festival manages to deliver more than 75 feature films and dozens of shorts in just 10 quick days.
    • A short by Peter Regan entitled Jonny the Pessimist was interesting.
  • 3British

    (drink)
    copa de bebida alcohólica de las que se sirven en pequeñas cantidades, como el whisky o el coñac
    • The perpetrator was said in court to have drunk 15 pints of beer and five shorts between noon and 4pm on the day of the offence.
    • There is a fan nearby which fills one ear with white noise and makes me slightly giddy as if I had drunk a short.
    • Nicholas said he had drunk about six shorts and other alcohol and had taken heroin in the hours leading up to the encounter.
    • You ordered shorts instead of pints, because you thought it useful to give the impression that you had money.
    • Drinks run to beers, shorts and coffees and we don't know why it's called Greenwich.
    • She had drunk a litre of cider and three shorts of vodka and had taken too high a dose of her prescribed medicine.
    • How can you be sure that your pint's a pint and your shorts aren't short?
    • So, the harsh truth was that we served shorts and fizzy beer, and that was it.
    • Police are investigating allegations that cabin crew downed alcohol shorts during a holiday flight returning to Manchester.
    • If a quick health check at the bar uncovers some bad news, the pub will do a roaring trade in stiff shorts.
    • But Billy had never really been a beer drinker, so he stuck to the shorts.
  • 4shorts plural

    • 4.1(short trousers)

      shorts masculine
      a pair of shorts unos shorts
      • bathing shorts bañador

    • 4.2US (men's underwear)

      calzoncillos masculine


intransitive verb

Electricity

  • 1

    hacer un cortocircuito
    • If it is a battery that is shorted, the battery will be discharged very quickly and will heat up due to the high current flow.
    • The electric blanket under the pillow had shorted and started a fire in the pillow under his head.
    • This gradually builds up over consecutive recharge cycles until it punctures the separator, shorting the battery out.
    • Checking a shorted part's easy: Just connect an ohmmeter, and if it never charges up to an open circuit, then it's either leaky or shorted.
    • One of the fluorescent fixtures was shorting out and causing a cascade effect.
    • This means opening the PC and then shorting out two terminals on the motherboard, performing a boot while the terminals are shorted then returning them to their original position.
    • If you did not do anything with the flyback, gradually the internal capacitance will become shorted and you will need to refurbish the flyback.
    • The legs of this diode are covered in heat shrink to prevent shorting out.
    • This will help keep moisture from shorting out the connection.
    • It sort of reminded me of when you see powerlines shorting out, or see a lot of sort of slow sparks leaping out from this central point.
    • They discovered, whilst very hungover, that every circuit in the house, except the lighting circuit, had blown when the metal knife cutting through the flex had shorted it.
    • It didn't seem to work afterwards, until I removed the metal casing (it seems the impacted casing was shorting several connections inside the card).
    • At some point the electrician came to fix the circuit breaker that shorted out last night.
    • I picked up the phone again, but it slipped out of my fingers and into the water, where it sparked and shorted out.
    • I picked up the car this afternoon, and they told me the windscreen wiper motor had shorted.
    • Weeds also can complete the circuit when they touch the wires, sometimes shorting out the fence so it can't shock anything.
    • They can be shorted by contact with metal objects and leak or rupture and may cause personal injury.
    • When this stuff is ‘pressed’ together with the chip, it provides great insulation, and it's kind of rubbery to keep anything from shorting out.
    • On his way to the lodge, Mike noticed the back-up generator had shorted out.
    • Only by using a ringer test you will know if it shorted or not.

transitive verb

  • 1

    provocar un cortocircuito en