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Definition of scrimp verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

scrimp

 verb
verb
NAmE//skrɪmp//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scrimp
 
he / she / it scrimps
 
past simple scrimped
 
-ing form scrimping
 
 
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to spend very little money on the things that you need to live, especially so that you can save it to spend on something else They scrimped and saved to give the children a good education.
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