Money you sent turned out $10 short.

Let’s say that someone said me that he sent me $100 but in an envelope. But the money he sent was $90 . Can i use “short” as is the case with sentence above.

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Yes, short in this case means "not reaching the desired amount." You can use it in a sentence like you've provided, but personally I'd phrase it slightly differently:

The money you sent turned out to be $10 short.

Or simply:

The money you sent was $10 short.

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