short run


: a relatively brief period of time
often used in the phrase in the short run
short-run adjective

Examples of short run in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Original streaming shows tend to be built for short runs and only a few seasons, but franchises fuel the multiplatform machinery of TV’s current era like nothing else. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 May 2024 Despite their short run, the MC5 were wildly influential. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 9 May 2024 And then Skating With the Stars arrived, and despite its short run, turned out to not be so bad. Ew Staff Updated,, 29 Nov. 2023 Tubi’s library includes plenty of conventional Hollywood productions, but the company may be best known for its selection of Z-movies: films characterized by outrageously low-budget aesthetics, short run times, horrible acting and worse special effects. Niela Orr, New York Times, 14 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for short run 

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of short run was in 1879

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Cite this Entry

“Short run.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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