from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To give (someone) less change than is due in a transaction.
- transitive v. Informal To treat unfairly or deceitfully; cheat: "a deceitful cook who skimps on ingredients and shortchanges guests” ( Jacques Pepin).
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- v. To defraud someone by giving them less change than they ought to be given after a transaction.
- v. To deprive someone of something for which they paid.
- v. To make disadvantaged by design.
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