short run


Definition of short run

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

Other Words from short run

short-run \ ˈshȯrt-​ˌrən How to pronounce short run (audio) \ adjective

Examples of short run in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Congress should ultimately index unemployment benefits nationwide, but in the short run, states must take the lead. Jonathan Ingram, WSJ, 5 Jan. 2022 Perhaps spin-offs of green tech embedded in traditional low multiple firms will be pursued by traditional activists in the short run till green valuations are favorable. Shivaram Rajgopal, Forbes, 1 Jan. 2022 First, of course, there's a need to support the economy in the short run. William Pesek, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 Third, another Russian invasion of Ukraine, even if militarily successful in the short run, is likely to spawn a guerrilla war in those areas of Ukraine occupied by Russian forces. John R. Deni, WSJ, 22 Dec. 2021 Many folks swear by a quick yoga session or a short run. Yec, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 Smith, immediately sensing the give-up strategy, took a couple of kneel downs and a short run to set up Hayes’ game-winner. oregonlive, 2 Oct. 2021 Brady passed for 432 yards, but the Rams surrendered touchdowns only on a Brady sneak and short run by receiver Chris Godwin. Gary Klein Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2021 Tommy Nelson scored what ended up being the game-winning touchdown with just over two minutes left in the fourth quarter courtesy of a short run. Brent Kennedy,, 18 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of short run

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of short run was in 1879

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14 Jan 2022

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“Short run.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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