Skrimp \Skrimp\, v. t. See {Scrimp}. [1913 Webster]

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  • skrimp — m où hennissement …   Dictionnaire Breton-Français

  • scrimp — /skrimp/, v.i. 1. to be sparing or frugal; economize (often fol. by on): They scrimped and saved for everything they have. He spends most of his money on clothes, and scrimps on food. v.t. 2. to be sparing or restrictive of or in; limit severely …   Universalium

  • scrimp — [skrımp] v [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Probably from a [i]Scandinavian language] to try to save as much money as you can, even though you have very little ▪ They scrimped and saved for years to buy their own home …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scrimp — [ skrımp ] verb intransitive to spend money only on what is necessary and save as much as you can: They scrimped and saved for years to buy a house …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scrimp — /skrɪmp / (say skrimp) verb (t) 1. to be sparing of or in; stint. 2. to keep on short allowance, as of food. –verb (i) 3. to use severe economy: they scrimped on butter as best they could. –adjective 4. scant. {18th century; from scrimp… …   Australian English dictionary

  • scrimp — [skrimp] vt. [prob. < Scand, as in Swed skrympa, to shrink, akin to OE scrimman, Ger schrumpfen < IE base * (s)kremb , to turn, twist, shrink] 1. to make too small, short, etc.; skimp 2. to treat stingily; stint vi. to be sparing and… …   English World dictionary

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