shortage


shortage
[[t]ʃɔ͟ː(r)tɪʤ[/t]]
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shortages
N-VAR: usu with supp, N of n, n N
If there is a shortage of something, there is not enough of it.

A shortage of funds is preventing the UN from monitoring relief...

Vietnam is suffering from food shortage...

There's no shortage of ideas when it comes to improving the education of children.


English dictionary. 2008.