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Meaning of "caught short" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CAUGHT SHORT

caught short play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CAUGHT SHORT

caudation
caudex
caudices
caudicle
caudillismo
caudillo
Caudine Forks
caudle
cauf
caught
cauk
cauker
caul
cauld
cauldrife
cauldron
caules
caulescent
Caulfield
caulicle

WORDS THAT END LIKE CAUGHT SHORT

a shingle short
cohort
cut a long story short
dehort
exhort
fall short
for short
go short
in short
Pepin the Short
redshort
sell short
short
ultrashort
whort

Synonyms and antonyms of caught short in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «caught short» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CAUGHT SHORT

Find out the translation of caught short to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of caught short from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «caught short» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

抓短
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cogido brevemente
570 millions of speakers

English

caught short
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कम पकड़ा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اشتعلت قصيرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

поймали короткая
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

apanhado de calças curtas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ছোট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pris de court
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tertangkap pendek
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gefangen kurz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

短いキャッチ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

짧은 적발
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kejiret cendhak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bắt ngắn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குறுகிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लहान पकडले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yakalandı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

catturati breve
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

złapał krótki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зловили коротка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

prins scurt
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξεμείνουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gevang kort
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fångas kort
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fanget kort
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of caught short

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CAUGHT SHORT»

The term «caught short» is regularly used and occupies the 84.484 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CAUGHT SHORT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about caught short

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CAUGHT SHORT»

Discover the use of caught short in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to caught short and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Caught Short! a Saga of Wailing Wall Street 1929
Written by Eddie Cantor, the comedian, author, statistician and victim, in a delightful style that will keep you giggling at his failure at investing. Profusely illustrated.
Eddie Cantor, 2003
2
Caught Short Abroad: My U Bend Romp Around the Globe: ...
A humorous travelogue of the authors toilet issues around the globe. Having visited almost 100 countries, the author has been caught short in numerous locations. This is as funny as it gets. Each chapter is two or three pages long.
Bartholomew Start, 2012
3
Marie Dressler: A Biography; With a Listing of Major Stage ...
Apart from its topical humor aimed at the stock-market disaster, Caught Short is noteworthy in being one of William Randolph Hearst's Cosmopolitan Productions made through MGM. Suggested from a gag book by actor-singer Eddie Cantor, ...
Matthew Kennedy, 1998
4
Cheater's Guide to Speaking English Like a Native
The shopper was caught red-handed trying to steal some cosmetics. b. He was caught red-handed going into a house of prostitution. c. I was caught red-handed opening my Christmas presents early. Caught short Being "caught short" refers to  ...
Boye Lafayette De Mente, 2007
5
Caught Short
The stories in this collection have all found their way to the author firsthand, making for one of the most shameful and debasing anthologies you will ever read.
Dan Crompton, 2014
6
Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms
... it caught short not prepared for something ♢ Airlines were caught short of fuel because of the oil workers' strike. usage: often used when someone does not have enough money: The cash machines aren't working and I'm really caught short.
Paul Heacock, 2003
7
Caught Short
Dick Short, an odd-job man of no fixed abode, finds himself penniless in an isolated coastal village with only his whimsical charm and rakish humor to see him through.
David Morrison, 2005
8
The Dispossessed
'I'll be caught short.' A horn honked. 'He's here! He's here!' Her daughter pranced around as if she were the one about to wet her pants. Mrs Phillips rummaged in the cupboard beneath the sink. Paper bags, string and old newspapers spilled ...
Andrew Lansdown, 2005
9
American Slang: Cultural Language Guide to Living in the USA
Caught short: not having enough. We were caught short last month and could not pay rent on time. Caught with one's hand in the cookie jar: Same as, Catch in the act. Caught with one's pants down: unprepared; not ready at the vital moment.
Joseph Melillo, Edward M. Melillo, 2004
10
Webster's New World American Idioms Handbook
When people don't have enough money to pay their expenses, or have very little money left, one of the following idioms can describe the situation: strapped 0 With six kids to support they always feel strapped for money. caught short 0 If you ...
Gail Brenner, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CAUGHT SHORT»

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1
Fleeing car thieves caught short on fuel
Plans to make a speedy getaway in a stolen car were shortlived for a bunch of Hamilton teens when the car they were in ran out of gas during a ... «Waikato Times, Jul 15»
2
Calls have been made for pop-up urinals in parts of Gloucester
But visitors are being put off visiting the area and business owners face hefty cleaning bills when those out on the town are caught short and ... «Gloucester Citizen, Jul 15»
3
Bury St Edmunds has the best public loos in Suffolk
He said: “I am really proud of our whole services team; it really goes to show the pride they take in doing their job. Getting caught short when ... «Bury Free Press, Jul 15»
4
Bainbridge voters face new tax to support police department
... benefits and health care. We try to make our vehicles as long as possible. I just don't want the department to get caught short on funding." ... «cleveland.com, Jul 15»
5
Marvel Experience Has Closed, Chicago, New York And St Louis …
But it seems to have been caught short, with dates in Chicago, meant to start on July 11th, as well as New York, and St. Louis later in the year, ... «Bleeding Cool News, Jul 15»
6
B&W P5 Wireless headphones review
... port you'll find on the P5 Series 2 so you can use these cordless headphones as a traditional wired pair if you do happen to get caught short. «PC Advisor, Jul 15»
7
Springboks: The good and the wounded
Nine of his 31-man squad will have to be front-row forwards because of safety concerns and not wanting to be caught short during the ... «Sport24, Jul 15»
8
Couple's basement nightmare a cautionary tale on sewer backups
... General Manager Ed St. Peter said he empathizes greatly with the Gotches and anybody else who have been caught short in such situations. «Kenosha News, Jul 15»
9
Heatwave brainfade? Drivers caught short up 456%
The number of drivers running out of fuel was up by a staggering 465% on Wednesday, the hottest July day on record. According to breakdown ... «Motoring Research, Jul 15»
10
For many Greeks abroad: "transaction cannot be approved"
CAUGHT SHORT ABROAD Katerina Kyrgiou, 24, who came to England the day after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a snap public ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»

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