short-changed

short-changed
short-changed UK US adjective informal
disappointed because you did not get everything that you expected or deserved
Thesaurus: feeling disappointedsynonym

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  • short-changed — short change UK US (also shortchange) verb [T] ► COMMERCE to give someone back less money than they are owed when they are buying something from you: »The check out girl short changed her. ► to treat someone unfairly by giving them less than they …   Financial and business terms

  • short-changed — UK / US adjective informal disappointed because you did not get everything that you expected or deserved …   English dictionary

  • short-change — short changes, short changing, short changed 1) VERB If someone short changes you, they do not give you enough change after you have bought something from them. [V n] The cashier made a mistake and short changed him. 2) VERB: usu passive If you… …   English dictionary

  • short-change — ˌshort ˈchange verb [transitive] COMMERCE 1. to treat someone unfairly by cheating them or not giving them what they deserve: • The consumer is tired of being short changed by cartels. 2. to give someone too little change (= money given back to… …   Financial and business terms

  • short-change — v [T] 1.) to treat someone unfairly by not giving them what they deserve or hoped for ▪ When the band only played for 15 minutes the fans felt they had been short changed. 2.) to give back too little money to a customer who has bought something… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • short-change someone — short change (someone) informal to cheat someone by giving them less than they expected. No one told me the film was only an hour long I was short changed! (usually passive) …   New idioms dictionary

  • short-change — (someone) informal to cheat someone by giving them less than they expected. No one told me the film was only an hour long I was short changed! (usually passive) …   New idioms dictionary

  • short-change — If you are short changed, someone cheats you of money or doesn t give you full value for something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • short-change — UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms short change : present tense I/you/we/they short change he/she/it short changes present participle short changing past tense short changed past participle short changed 1) informal to treat someone unfairly or …   English dictionary

  • short-change — /ʃɔt ˈtʃeɪndʒ / (say shawt chaynj) verb (t) (short changed, short changing) Colloquial 1. to give less than proper change to. 2. to cheat. –short changer, noun …  

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