an act or instance of selling short.
noun, Finance. 1. a person, as a speculator, who sells short.
verb (used with object) 1. to fold and tuck in the top sheet of (a bed) so that it simulates both the top and bottom sheets: when the victim of this joke enters the bed, his or her legs are obstructed by the fold. 2. to short-sheet the bed of (someone). short one, a
noun 1. a very short piece of prose fiction, much more condensed than the average short story.
noun 1. a brief time for confession or absolution given to a condemned prisoner before his or her execution. 2. little attention or consideration in dealing with a person or matter: to give short shrift to an opponent’s arguments. short shrift noun 1. brief and unsympathetic treatment 2. (formerly) a brief period allowed to a […]