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  1. shortchange

    • IPA[ˌSHôrtˈCHān(d)ZH]

    美式

    • v.
      cheat (someone) by giving insufficient money as change;treat unfairly by withholding something of value
    • verb: short-change, 3rd person present: short-changes, gerund or present participle: short-changing, past tense: short-changed, past participle: short-changed

    • 釋義
    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. cheat (someone) by giving insufficient money as change:

      I'm sure I was shortchanged at the bar

    • 2. treat unfairly by withholding something of value:

      artists have been short-changed by people who stream music without paying

      residents perennially complain about their own children's needs being shortchanged