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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 Originlate 18th cent.: of unknown origin; compare with scrimp.
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