1. cheat someone by not returning him enough money
  2. deprive of by deceit
    He swindled me out of my inheritance
    She defrauded the customers who trusted her
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How To Use short-change In A Sentence

  • Most of us who live in urban environments have small gardens, but there is no need to feel short-changed. Times, Sunday Times
  • You might have felt a little short-changed then. Times, Sunday Times
  • Offer solutions instead of dwelling on how Indian Affairs has short-changed us.
  • ‘This body has short-changed our people,’ Edgardo Angara, an opposition senator, said.
  • When the band only played for 15 minutes the fans felt they had been short-changed.
  • It is essential that local parties do not feel short-changed when it comes to making that choice. Times, Sunday Times
  • The guitar solo of final track Glass lifts the crowd again but also leaves you feeling a little short-changed after such a short set. The Sun
  • On a urgent -- potentially lifesaving -- global matter, the United States, recently broke it's commitment to fulfill its fair-share contribution to the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria, choosing instead to short-change it by $2 billion -- leaving millions of people around the world to die from AIDS, and millions of children unnecessarily orphaned. Dr. Paul Zeitz: Let Freedom Ring -- Now! Now!!
  • Why do the English-language newspapers short-change their readers?
  • ‘This body has short-changed our people,’ Edgardo Angara, an opposition senator, said.
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