Dutch English Dictionary

Nederlands, Vlaams - English

tekort in English:

1. shortage

Food shortage is still a big problem in the world today.
In his opinion, the time will come soon when people will suffer from a water shortage.
The shortage of engineers is the greatest bottleneck to the development of our company.
The National Center for Education Information says a predicted teacher shortage won't pan out because teachers who left the profession are returning.
Japan's changing economic policy is tied up with the labor shortage.
shortage of food
The emerging labor shortage is viewed as a sign of economic overheating.
There is a severe shortage of water in this city, so we must give up having a bath occasionally.
Suppose there was a worldwide oil shortage in ten years' time. What would happen to the industrialised countries?
Unfortunately, this situation is typical of Poland where many families have to live together of the shortage of flats.
A shortage of food creates hunger, but one man's hunger is another man's profit.
Due to the shortage of water a lot of people moved out from the city.
Wheelchairs are a big problem for airline staff. Not only is there always a shortage of them for the people who really need them (...)
There is often a water shortage in our town in the dry, hot months of July and August / The labor shortage has resulted in an increase in salaries
With a shortage of midwives added to that of obstetricians it has become clear all over again that our country's obstetric care is in an extremely grave situation.

English word "tekort"(shortage) occurs in sets:

14. Food and drink (1)

2. deficiency

The book's major deficiency is its poor plot.
Pregnant women often suffer from iron deficiency.
Body temperature rising, pulse rising ... he's in a state of oxygen deficiency.