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

 

stint

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verb
BrE BrE//stɪnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stɪnt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stint
BrE BrE//stɪnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stɪnt//
 
he / she / it stints
BrE BrE//stɪnts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stɪnts//
 
past simple stinted
BrE BrE//ˈstɪntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪntɪd//
 
past participle stinted
BrE BrE//ˈstɪntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪntɪd//
 
-ing form stinting
BrE BrE//ˈstɪntɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪntɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] (usually used in negative sentences) to provide or use only a small amount of something stint (on something) She never stints on the food at her parties. stint yourself We don't need to stint ourselves—have some more! see also unstinting Word Origin Old English styntan ‘make blunt’, of Germanic origin; related to the verb stunt.
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