- 1 a short movie, especially one that is shown before the main film
- 2(informal) = short circuit Idioms
in a few words His novels belong to a great but vanished age. They are, in short, old-fashioned.
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used when you are telling someone the essential facts about something or what effect it will have, without explaining all the details
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