in short supply

Definition of in short supply

  1. :  available in amounts that are less than needed Gasoline is in short supply.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  having little length

    :  not tall or high :  low

    :  not extended in time :  brief

  1. :  in a curt manner

    :  for or during a brief time

    :  at a disadvantage :  unawares

  1. :  the sum and substance :  upshot

    :  a short syllable

    :  a short sound or signal

  1. :  short-circuit

    :  shortchange, cheat

    :  to sell (a security) short in expectation of a fall in prices

  1. :  to add as a supplement

    :  to provide for :  satisfy

    :  to make available for use :  provide

  1. :  assistance, succor

    :  reinforcements

    :  a member of the clergy filling a vacant pulpit temporarily

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a brief usually trivial fact

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