[ shawrt-weyt ]
/ ˈʃɔrtˌweɪt /
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verb (used with object)
to give less than the weight charged for: The firm is accused of shortweighting grain.
the insufficient weight given in this manner.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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