in short supply

Definition of in short supply

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

Word by Word Definitions

short play
  1. : having little length

  2. : not tall or high : low

  3. : not extended in time : brief

  1. : in a curt manner

  2. : for or during a brief time

  3. : at a disadvantage : unawares

  1. : the sum and substance : upshot

  2. : a short syllable

  3. : a short sound or signal

  1. : short-circuit

  2. : shortchange, cheat

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

supply play
  1. : to add as a supplement

  2. : to provide for : satisfy

  3. : to make available for use : provide

  1. : assistance, succor

  2. : reinforcements

  3. : a member of the clergy filling a vacant pulpit temporarily


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