Definition of caught short
- Make sure you stock up on supplies before you set out on your trip. Don't be caught short!
: past tense and past participle of catch
: having little length
: not tall or high : low
: not extended in time : brief
: in a curt manner
: for or during a brief time
: at a disadvantage : unawares
: the sum and substance : upshot
: a short syllable
: a short sound or signal
: shortchange, cheat
: to sell (a security) short in expectation of a fall in prices
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