Definition of scarce adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

scarce

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//skɛrs//
 
(scarcer, scarcest)
 
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  • if something is scarce, there is not enough of it and it is only available in small quantities scarce resources Details of the accident are scarce. Food was becoming scarce.
  • Idioms
    make yourself scarce(informal)
     
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    to leave somewhere and stay away for a time in order to avoid an unpleasant situation I could see he was annoyed so I made myself scarce.
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