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skimp

 (skĭmp)
v. skimped, skimp·ing, skimps
v.tr.
1. To deal with hastily, carelessly, or with poor material: concentrated on reelection, skimping other matters.
2. To provide for or supply inadequately; be stingy with: accused them of skimping defense funding.
v.intr.
To be stingy or very thrifty.
adj.
Scanty; skimpy.

[Obsolete skimp, scanty, perhaps from alteration of scrimp.]

skimp

(skɪmp)
vb
1. to be extremely sparing or supply (someone) sparingly; stint
2. to perform (work, etc) carelessly, hastily, or with inadequate materials
[C17: perhaps a combination of scant and scrimp]

skimp

(skɪmp)

v.i.
1. to scrimp.
v.t.
2. to scrimp.
3. to scamp.
adj.
4. skimpy; scanty.
[1765–75; orig. uncertain]
skimp′ing•ly, adv.

skimp


Past participle: skimped
Gerund: skimping

Imperative
skimp
skimp
Present
I skimp
you skimp
he/she/it skimps
we skimp
you skimp
they skimp
Preterite
I skimped
you skimped
he/she/it skimped
we skimped
you skimped
they skimped
Present Continuous
I am skimping
you are skimping
he/she/it is skimping
we are skimping
you are skimping
they are skimping
Present Perfect
I have skimped
you have skimped
he/she/it has skimped
we have skimped
you have skimped
they have skimped
Past Continuous
I was skimping
you were skimping
he/she/it was skimping
we were skimping
you were skimping
they were skimping
Past Perfect
I had skimped
you had skimped
he/she/it had skimped
we had skimped
you had skimped
they had skimped
Future
I will skimp
you will skimp
he/she/it will skimp
we will skimp
you will skimp
they will skimp
Future Perfect
I will have skimped
you will have skimped
he/she/it will have skimped
we will have skimped
you will have skimped
they will have skimped
Future Continuous
I will be skimping
you will be skimping
he/she/it will be skimping
we will be skimping
you will be skimping
they will be skimping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been skimping
you have been skimping
he/she/it has been skimping
we have been skimping
you have been skimping
they have been skimping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been skimping
you will have been skimping
he/she/it will have been skimping
we will have been skimping
you will have been skimping
they will have been skimping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been skimping
you had been skimping
he/she/it had been skimping
we had been skimping
you had been skimping
they had been skimping
Conditional
I would skimp
you would skimp
he/she/it would skimp
we would skimp
you would skimp
they would skimp
Past Conditional
I would have skimped
you would have skimped
he/she/it would have skimped
we would have skimped
you would have skimped
they would have skimped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.skimp - work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially
work - exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity; "I will work hard to improve my grades"; "she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor"
gloss over, skate over, skimp over, slur over, smooth over - treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly
2.skimp - limit in quality or quantity
restrict - place under restrictions; limit access to; "This substance is controlled"
3.skimp - subsist on a meager allowance; "scratch and scrimp"
save - spend less; buy at a reduced price
4.skimp - supply sparingly and with restricted quantities; "sting with the allowance"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"

skimp

verb stint, scrimp, be sparing with, pinch, withhold, scant, cut corners, scamp, be mean with, be niggardly, tighten your belt Many families must skimp on their food and other necessities.
squander, fritter away, be extravagant, blow (slang), lavish, pour on, splurge, overspend, be generous with, throw money away, be prodigal, act as if you had money to burn

skimp

verb
To be severely sparing in order to economize:
Idioms: pinch pennies, tighten (one's) belt.
Translations
يعْمَل بدون إتْقانيَقْتَصِد في، يُقَلِّل، يُقَتِّر
odbýtodfláknoutpracovat ledabylešetřitskrblit
sjuske med
gyorsan összecsapspórol
gera illaspara
dirbti bet kaipstriukas
darīt pa roku galampavirši strādātskopotiestaupīt
pracovať ledabolo
baştan savmakcimri davranmakgelişigüzel yapmakkısıntı yapmak

skimp

[skɪmp]
A. VT [+ material etc] → escatimar; [+ work] → chapucear; [+ praise] → ser tacaño en or con
B. VIeconomizar
to skimp on fabric/work/foodescatimar tela/trabajo/alimento

skimp

[ˈskɪmp] vilésiner
skimp on
vt fus [+ food, necessities, cloth, paint] → lésiner sur; [+ expenses] → lésiner sur; [+ safety] → lésiner sur; [+ praise, thanks] → être avare de

skimp

vt food, materialsparen an (+dat), → knausern mit; workhudeln bei (inf), → nachlässig erledigen; detailszu kurz kommen lassen
visparen (→ on an +dat), → knausern (on mit)

skimp

[skɪmp] vi to skimp on (material) → risparmiare; (work) → raffazzonare; (refreshments) → lesinare

skimp

(skimp) verb
1. (with on) to take, spend, use, give etc too little or only just enough. She skimped on meals in order to send her son to college.
2. to do (a job) imperfectly. He's inclined to skimp his work.
ˈskimpy adjective
too small; inadequate. a skimpy dress.
ˈskimpily adverb
ˈskimpiness noun
References in classic literature ?
The secret is I don't skimp the cream," he remarked airily.
Rumors of an off-screen battle of the divas - exacerbated by fan complaints that the show is suffering precisely because it skimps on scenes involving all the actresses - positions it as a potential Hollywood meltdown of epic proportions.
But The Victorian Internet skimps on the experience of using a machine, of being immersed in its effects and beginning to work it for feedback.