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scrimp

scrimp

 
pronunciation:
skrImp
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: scrimped, scrimping, scrimps
definition 1: to be careful about every small bit of; be extremely frugal about or sparing of (sometimes fol. by on).
The tailor scrimps on expensive fabric.
synonyms:
conserve, spare
similar words:
economize, hoard, save, skimp
definition 2: to provide only sparingly for; be ungenerous to.
He routinely scrimped his guests.
synonyms:
stint
similar words:
scant, shortchange
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to economize in every possible way; be extremely frugal.
synonyms:
pinch pennies, scrape, stint
similar words:
cut corners, economize, hoard, retrench, save, skimp, spare