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scrimp

verb [I] uk   us   /skrɪmp/
to save money by spending less than is necessary to reach an acceptable standard: There is a risk that the debt-ridden airline may be tempted to scrimp on maintenance or security.scrimp and save If you scrimp and save, you manage to live on very little money in order to pay for something: I've been scrimping and saving all year to pay for our holiday.
Translations of “scrimp”
in Vietnamese tằn tiện…
in Spanish hacer economías, escatimar…
in Thai ประหยัด, จำกัด…
in Malaysian berjimat…
in French économe, économiser sur tout…
in German knausern und sparen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 過度縮減開支…
in Indonesian hemat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 过度缩减开支…
(Definition of scrimp from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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