short of

preposition

Definition of short of

: other than especially : of a lesser degree than had few options short of replacing the motor

First Known Use of short of

1560, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of short of was in 1560

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“Short of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/short%20of. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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