Scrimping
Scrimping Scrimp"ing, a. & n. from {Scrimp}, v. t. [1913 Webster]

{Scrimping bar}, a device used in connection with a calico printing machine for stretching the fabric breadthwise so that it may be smooth for printing. --Knight. [1913 Webster]


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  • Scrimping — Scrimp Scrimp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scrimped} (?; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Scrimping}.] [Cf. Dan. skrumpe, G. schrumpfen, D. krimpen. Cf. {Shrimp}, {Shrink}.] To make too small or short; to limit or straiten; to put on short allowance; to scant; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scrimping — Synonyms and related words: Scotch, canny, careful, chary, cheeseparing, chinchy, chintzy, conserving, cooling, cooling down, cooling off, curtailment, cutback, economic, economization, economizing, economy, economy of assumption, economy of… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • scrimping — skrɪmp v. save, economize, be frugal; use or provide sparingly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Scrimping bar — Scrimping Scrimp ing, a. & n. from {Scrimp}, v. t. [1913 Webster] {Scrimping bar}, a device used in connection with a calico printing machine for stretching the fabric breadthwise so that it may be smooth for printing. Knight. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • economy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Avoidance of waste Nouns 1. economy, thriftiness, frugality, thrift, austerity, care, husbandry, housekeeping, ménage, good housewifery, good management or administration, retrenchment, cutback, rollback …   English dictionary for students

  • scrimp — [[t]skrɪ̱mp[/t]] scrimps, scrimping, scrimped VERB If you scrimp on things, you live cheaply and spend as little money as possible. [V on n] Scrimping on safety measures can be a false economy... He has had to give up luxuries as he scrimps and… …   English dictionary

  • Cheeseparing — Cheese par ing, n. A thin portion of the rind of a cheese. a. Scrimping; mean; as, cheeseparing economy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scrimp — Scrimp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scrimped} (?; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Scrimping}.] [Cf. Dan. skrumpe, G. schrumpfen, D. krimpen. Cf. {Shrimp}, {Shrink}.] To make too small or short; to limit or straiten; to put on short allowance; to scant; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scrimp and save — Scrimp Scrimp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scrimped} (?; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Scrimping}.] [Cf. Dan. skrumpe, G. schrumpfen, D. krimpen. Cf. {Shrimp}, {Shrink}.] To make too small or short; to limit or straiten; to put on short allowance; to scant; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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