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stint

stint

 
 
pronunciation:
stInt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stinted, stinting, stints
definition: to restrict to a certain number or amount, often stingily.
similar words:
scant, scrimp
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to refrain from spending; to be sparing or frugal.
They stinted for years hoping to save enough for their children's education.With respect to our birthday parties, our mother never stinted.
antonyms:
glut
similar words:
retrench, scrape, scrimp, spare
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a set or fixed amount of work or a duty to be performed within a specific period of time.
He signed up for another stint in the Navy.Did you do your stint this week?
definition 2: a sharply limited or restricted quantity.
similar words:
dearth
derivation: stinter (n.)