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Spanish translation of “skimp”

skimp

verb /skimp/
(with on) to take, spend, use, give etc too little or only just enough
escatimar, economizar
She skimped on meals in order to send her son to college.
to do (a job) imperfectly
chapucear
He’s inclined to skimp his work.
skimpy adjective (comparative skimpier, superlative skimpiest) too small; inadequate
escaso
a skimpy dress.
skimpily adverb
escasamente, mezquinamente
skimpiness noun
escasez, insuficiencia, mezquindad
(Definition of skimp from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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