Come up short - Crossword Clue

Below are possible answers for the crossword clue Come up short.

4 letter answer(s) to come up short

  1. be unable; "I fail to understand your motives"
  2. get worse; "Her health is declining"
  3. prove insufficient; "The water supply for the town failed after a long drought"
  4. disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake; "His sense of smell failed him this time"; "His strength finally failed him"; "His children failed him in the crisis"
  5. become bankrupt or insolvent; fail financially and close; "The toy company went bankrupt after the competition hired cheap Mexican labor"; "A number of banks failed that year"
  6. fall short in what is expected; "She failed in her obligations as a good daughter-in-law"; "We must not fail his obligation to the victims of the Holocaust"
  7. fail to get a passing grade; "She studied hard but failed nevertheless"; "Did I fail the test?"
  8. judge unacceptable; "The teacher failed six students"
  9. be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages

3 letter answer(s) to come up short

  1. be indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense; "This new theory owes much to Einstein's Relativity Theory"
  2. be in debt; "She owes me $200"; "I still owe for the car"; "The thesis owes much to his adviser"
  3. be obliged to pay or repay

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