scrimp


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scrimp

 (skrĭmp)
intr.v. scrimped, scrimp·ing, scrimps
To be very frugal and sparing. scrimped and saved for college tuition.

[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish skrympa, to shrink.]

scrimp′er n.
scrimp′y adj.

scrimp

or

skrimp

vb
1. (when: intr, sometimes foll by on) to be very economical or sparing in the use (of) (esp in the phrase scrimp and save)
2. (tr) to treat meanly: he is scrimping his children.
3. (tr) to cut too small
adj
a less common word for scant
[C18: Scottish, origin unknown]
ˈscrimpy adj
ˈscrimpily adv
ˈscrimpiness n

scrimp

(skrɪmp)

v.i.
1. to be sparing or frugal; economize.
v.t.
2. to limit severely.
3. to provide sparingly for.
[1710–20; < Scandinavian]

scrimp


Past participle: scrimped
Gerund: scrimping

Imperative
scrimp
scrimp
Present
I scrimp
you scrimp
he/she/it scrimps
we scrimp
you scrimp
they scrimp
Preterite
I scrimped
you scrimped
he/she/it scrimped
we scrimped
you scrimped
they scrimped
Present Continuous
I am scrimping
you are scrimping
he/she/it is scrimping
we are scrimping
you are scrimping
they are scrimping
Present Perfect
I have scrimped
you have scrimped
he/she/it has scrimped
we have scrimped
you have scrimped
they have scrimped
Past Continuous
I was scrimping
you were scrimping
he/she/it was scrimping
we were scrimping
you were scrimping
they were scrimping
Past Perfect
I had scrimped
you had scrimped
he/she/it had scrimped
we had scrimped
you had scrimped
they had scrimped
Future
I will scrimp
you will scrimp
he/she/it will scrimp
we will scrimp
you will scrimp
they will scrimp
Future Perfect
I will have scrimped
you will have scrimped
he/she/it will have scrimped
we will have scrimped
you will have scrimped
they will have scrimped
Future Continuous
I will be scrimping
you will be scrimping
he/she/it will be scrimping
we will be scrimping
you will be scrimping
they will be scrimping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scrimping
you have been scrimping
he/she/it has been scrimping
we have been scrimping
you have been scrimping
they have been scrimping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scrimping
you will have been scrimping
he/she/it will have been scrimping
we will have been scrimping
you will have been scrimping
they will have been scrimping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scrimping
you had been scrimping
he/she/it had been scrimping
we had been scrimping
you had been scrimping
they had been scrimping
Conditional
I would scrimp
you would scrimp
he/she/it would scrimp
we would scrimp
you would scrimp
they would scrimp
Past Conditional
I would have scrimped
you would have scrimped
he/she/it would have scrimped
we would have scrimped
you would have scrimped
they would have scrimped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.scrimp - subsist on a meager allowance; "scratch and scrimp"
save - spend less; buy at a reduced price

scrimp

verb (often with on) economize, save, scrape, limit, reduce, pinch, stint, shorten, curtail, skimp, be frugal, pinch pennies, tighten your belt, straiten She has to scrimp and save to clothe her son.

scrimp

verb
To be severely sparing in order to economize:
Idioms: pinch pennies, tighten (one's) belt.
Translations
يَبخُل وَيَقْتَصِد
škudlit
fara sparlega meî, vera nískur
šykštėti
skopoties
dişinden tırnağından artırmak

scrimp

[skrɪmp] VI to scrimp and savehacer economías, apretarse el cinturón

scrimp

[ˈskrɪmp] vigrappiller
to scrimp on sth → grappiller sur qch
to scrimp and save → grappiller sur tout

scrimp

visparen, knausern; to scrimp on somethingan etw (dat)sparen; to scrimp and savegeizen und sparen

scrimp

[skrɪmp] vi to scrimp and saverisparmiare fino all'ultimo centesimo

scrimp

(skrimp) : scrimp and save
to be mean or very careful with money. She scrimps and saves for her sons' education.
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