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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishshort-staffedˌshort-ˈstaffed adjective  WORKERhaving fewer than the usual or necessary number of workers syn short-handed
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short-staffedWe're short-staffed here - the summer holiday period's started and everyone's stretched.The nursing home is so short-staffed that most nurses are working 12 hours a day.Similarly, branches may be short-staffed thereby increasing loading and unloading times.
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