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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.]
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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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
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

skimp

verb
To be severely sparing in order to economize:
Idioms: pinch pennies, tighten (one's) belt.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

skimp

[ˈskɪmp] vilésiner
skimp on
vt fus [+ food, necessities, cloth, paint] → lésiner sur; [+ expenses] → lésiner sur; [+ safety] → lésiner sur; [+ praise, thanks] → être avare de
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

skimp

vt food, materialsparen an (+dat), → knausern mit; workhudeln bei (inf), → nachlässig erledigen; detailszu kurz kommen lassen
visparen (→ on an +dat), → knausern (on mit)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

skimp

[skɪmp] vi to skimp on (material) → risparmiare; (work) → raffazzonare; (refreshments) → lesinare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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Just as in Mythos, Heroes manages to make the stories relatable without skimping on the wonderful gory details, or sacrificing the traditional truths of the myth.
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Francis Cowell may be right about Brunei's 'skimping' in building the 'stayed suspension' Saltash Bridge as a broad-gauge single-track--though should not the directors of the Cornwall Railway take the blame (Letters, PE April)?
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No-one need know you're on the bones of your bum if you're skimping on the tea.
Listening to the song "Trust," it becomes clear that New Haven, Conn., rockers All in Blind have a firm grasp on how to survive as an alt.-rock band without skimping on the actual talent.
The church itself faired badly in the post-war economic climate with scant decoration and skimping on materials; Adams' murals were commissoned in the 1960s in an attempt to enliven the aesthetic experience of the building but they would be difficult to reposition in the new scheme for the church.
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We are spending $86 billion [sic] each month in Iraq and skimping on American veterans health care!