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Meaning of “scrimp” in the English Dictionary

"scrimp" in British English

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scrimpverb [I]

uk   us   /skrɪmp/
to ​savemoney by ​spending less than is ​necessary to ​reach an ​acceptablestandard: There is a ​risk that the debt-ridden ​airline may be ​tempted to scrimp onmaintenance 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 ​ourholiday.
(Definition of scrimp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scrimp" in American English

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scrimpverb [I]

 us   /skrɪmp/
to ​spend as little ​money as ​possible: She scrimped and ​saved to ​care for her two ​youngersisters.
(Definition of scrimp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “scrimp”
in Spanish hacer economías, escatimar…
in Vietnamese tằn tiện…
in Malaysian berjimat…
in Thai ประหยัด, จำกัด…
in French économe, économiser sur tout…
in German knausern und sparen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 过度缩减开支…
in Indonesian hemat…
in Chinese (Traditional) 過度縮減開支…
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