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stint

noun [C] uk   us   /stɪnt/
a fixed or limited period of time spent doing a particular job or activity: He has just finished a stint of compulsory military service. Perhaps her most productive period was her five-year stint as a foreign correspondent in New York.

stint

verb [I or T, usually in negatives] uk   us   /stɪnt/
to provide, take, or use only a small amount of something: The bride's parents did not stint on the champagne - there was plenty for everyone. Don't stint yourself - take another slice of cake.
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