Translation of "scrimp" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /skrɪmp/ 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.

hacer grandes economías
I’ve been scrimping and saving all year to pay for our holiday.

(Translation of “scrimp” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)



to be mean or very careful with money

hacer economías, escatimar
She scrimps and saves for her sons’ education.

(Translation of “scrimp” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)