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- v. Alternative form of shortchange.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cheat someone by not returning him enough money
- v. deprive of by deceit
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To be religiously illiterate is to short-change one's self and society.
Hunt warns not to short-change your tax-reducing retirement accounts at work, such as a 401k, in order to afford a cash value life insurance policy.
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.
Corporate executives argue that the crisis was caused by good-faith moves that went sour rather than by the desire to short-change investors.
Don't short-change yourself, take the easy way out or remain detached.
But the ending cannot short-change the reader with a tack-on, happy conclusion, (Hannibal anyone) or a tack-on ‘poignant’ conclusion.
So, if you're a "resolver," you'll want to think about a more expansive plan for making your new year's resolutions and more general life plan to include those personal and social aspects of your life that you may short-change by habit.
Lochhead went on to predict that a secret farm bill, written by politicians from subsidy-heavy states, is certain to short-change California's diverse agriculture yet again.
If natural gas is our best shot, then we need to aim better because we will severely short-change our future.
Occupy is a worldwide movement for change, not short-change.
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