英 [ˈʃɔ:tɪdʒ] 美 [ˈʃɔ:rtɪdʒ]
名词 缺少; 不足，缺点; 缺少量; 不足额
1. There is a shortage of salt in this country.
2. The total shortage was 500 tons.
3. The total shortage was $500.
1. The donation fervor has also caused a local shortage of Tibetan tea bricks, an essential ingredient for the famous Tibetan yak butter tea.
2. There are the shortage of 11 days in comparison with the solar calendar and about one month less per three years.
3. The current national energy shortage calls for the active participation of the public in saving energy.
4. The measure came in response to a shortage of technicians and other professionals and limited capacity of domestic airports.
5. Since inflation indicates a shortage of production capacity, the market may encourage more production.
6. Human capital accumulation will ease the labor shortage, and improve efficiency.
7. Evergrande subsequently faced a capital shortage and decided to seek $ 506 million of venture capital from foreign investors.
8. A capital shortage would cut into the bank's earnings by limiting loan growth and reducing interest income.
9. Qualified domestic shipyards would be encouraged to list or issue bonds to solve capital shortage problems.
1. We suffered a chronic shortage of food in that period.
2. He thinks the food shortage has something to do with me.
3. Increase in population caused a shortage of food.
4. They had a severe shortage of food.
5. We have no shortage of food, clothing or any other daily necessities.
6. They found that the lack of rain aggravated the serious shortage of food.