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skimp

skimp

 
 
pronunciation:
skImp
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: skimped, skimping, skimps
definition 1: to be stingy or very sparing.
Meat is getting so expensive that we're forced to skimp these days.
definition 2: to be hasty, careless, or stingy in doing or making something.
similar words:
scamp, slight