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scrimp

 
 
pronunciation:
skrImp
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to save money in every possible way; be extremely frugal.
She scrimped and saved until she had enough money to buy a car.I hope I get this new job, because I'm so tired of scrimping!
synonyms:
pinch pennies, scrape, stint
similar words:
cut corners, economize, hoard, retrench, save, skimp, spare
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: scrimps, scrimping, scrimped
definition: to provide only sparingly for; be ungenerous to.
He routinely scrimped his guests.
synonyms:
stint
similar words:
scant, shortchange
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