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shortchange

[shawrt-cheynj] /ˈʃɔrtˈtʃeɪndʒ/
verb (used with object), shortchanged, shortchanging.
1.
to give less than the correct change to.
2.
to deal with unfairly or dishonestly, especially to cheat.
Origin of shortchange
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism
Related forms
shortchanger, noun
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