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"skimp" in British English

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skimpverb [I or T]

uk   us   /skɪmp/
to not ​spend enough ​time or ​money on something, or to not use enough of something in ​order to do a ​job or ​activity as it should be done: Many ​oldpeople skimp onfood and ​heating in ​order to ​meettheirbills. When ​choosing a ​hotel, do not skimp.
(Definition of skimp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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skimpverb [I]

 us   /skɪmp/
to use less of something than is ​necessary: The ​district skimps on ​stafftraining.
(Definition of skimp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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