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English definition of “scrimp”


verb [I]     /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 .Saving and savings accountsBudgeting and saving money 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 .Saving and savings accountsBudgeting and saving money
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