short run


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Jets lost Hall to a left knee injury in the second quarter when he was tackled by Patrick Surtain II and Jonas Griffith after a short run. Arnie Stapleton, Hartford Courant, 23 Oct. 2022 After a short run, a holding call put the Bulldogs well behind the chains. Akeem Glaspie, The Courier-Journal, 1 Oct. 2022 Over the course of its short run, the Apple TV+ hit has been nominated for 40 Emmy Awards and won 11. Country Living Staff, Country Living, 25 Feb. 2023 The musical, which has a book written by Alfred Uhry and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, won two Tony Awards for its relatively short run, including best book of a musical and best original score. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2023 Following a short run of U.K. and European dates over the next few weeks, Sheeran will begin a North American stadium tour on May 6 in Arlington, Tx. Jonathan Cohen, SPIN, 21 Mar. 2023 Arizona went on a short run to build a six-point lead and the Sun Devils started taking questionable shots, allowing the Wildcats to stretch it to 78-68. John Marshall, ajc, 25 Feb. 2023 The band will play the AT&T Center on March 11, one of four shows on a short run through Texas and Louisiana. Jim Kiest, San Antonio Express-News, 26 Jan. 2023 There will be a short run of 2023 Cherokees, but the move suggests the SUV's place in the Jeep lineup could be vacant for 2024. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 9 Dec. 2022 See More

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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 5 Jun. 2023.

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