Definition of skimp verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

skimp

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//skɪmp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skɪmp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they skimp
BrE BrE//skɪmp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skɪmp//
 
he / she / it skimps
BrE BrE//skɪmps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skɪmps//
 
past simple skimped
BrE BrE//skɪmpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skɪmpt//
 
past participle skimped
BrE BrE//skɪmpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skɪmpt//
 
-ing form skimping
BrE BrE//ˈskɪmpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɪmpɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] skimp (on something) to try to spend less time, money, etc. on something than is really needed Older people should not skimp on food or heating. Word Origin late 18th cent.: of unknown origin; compare with scrimp.
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