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[shawrt-ruhn] /ˈʃɔrtˌrʌn/
happening or presented for a short period of time:
a short-run motion picture.
Origin of short-run
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A short run only was necessary, when, by stopping and listening, they learned that the hound was standing instead of running.

  • There was a short run to the river, and there they were ferried over.

    Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser
  • He walked with his body bent forward, his arms hanging at his sides, and always seemed about to break into a short run.

    The Drunkard Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Then I think I shall take a short run down the bay in the Comfort.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The worker, it is pointed out, is deeply concerned with "the short run" in which he has to live.

    Supply and Demand Hubert D. Henderson
Idioms and Phrases with short run

short run

see under long run
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