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English definition of “scrimp”

scrimp

verb [I] uk   /skrɪmp/ us  
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.
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