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short-change

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshort-changeˌshort-ˈchange verb [transitive]  1 UNFAIRto treat someone unfairly by not giving them what they deserve or hoped for When the band only played for 15 minutes, the fans felt they had been short-changed.2 CHEATto give back too little money to a customer who has bought something and paid more than the exact amount for it→ See Verb table
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short-changeFans felt they had been short-changed when the band only played for half an hour.
From Longman Business Dictionaryshort-changeˌshort-ˈchange verb [transitive]COMMERCE1to treat someone unfairly by cheating them or not giving them what they deserveThe consumer is tired of being short-changed by cartels.2to give someone too little CHANGE (=money given back to someone when they have paid more than the exact price)I later discovered that the store had short-changed me by $10.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
short-change
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyshort-change
he, she, itshort-changes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyshort-changed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave short-changed
he, she, ithas short-changed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad short-changed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill short-change
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have short-changed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam short-changing
he, she, itis short-changing
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you, we, theyare short-changing
Past
I, he, she, itwas short-changing
you, we, theywere short-changing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been short-changing
he, she, ithas been short-changing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been short-changing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be short-changing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been short-changing
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