Definition of short verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

short

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ʃɔːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃɔːrt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they short
BrE BrE//ʃɔːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃɔːrt//
 
he / she / it shorts
BrE BrE//ʃɔːts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃɔːrts//
 
past simple shorted
BrE BrE//ˈʃɔːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɔːrtɪd//
 
past participle shorted
BrE BrE//ˈʃɔːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɔːrtɪd//
 
-ing form shorting
BrE BrE//ˈʃɔːtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɔːrtɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] short (something) (out) (informal) = short-circuit Word Origin Old English sceort, of Germanic origin; related to shirt and skirt.
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