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in short meaning

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    Definition of in short in English Dictionary

  • Preposition
    1. As a summary; as a shortened version of what has been told or what would have been told.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • His right eye was black; the left, for some strange reason (alogism), green. Black eyebrows, but (alogism) one higher that the other. In short a foreigner (alogism).
        • When you swing a child move it in short to-and-fros at first, and do not indulge in any high or rapid swings until the child is well used to the movement, ...
        • We finished the main course in short order and called for more wine.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Phrases
        • Prepositional phrases
        • Prepositions
          • Prepositional phrases
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        1. en in short order
        2. en in short supply
        3. en in shorter order
        4. en in short trousers
        5. en in shortest order
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        Meaning of in short for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this idiom "in short" is a phrase, more specifically, a prepositional phrase. It's also a preposition, more specifically, a prepositional phrase.
        Definiteness: Level 3
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