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verb [intransitive/transitive] skimp pronunciation in American English /skɪmp/ 
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present tense
present participleskimping
past tenseskimped
past participleskimped
  1. 1
    to not use or provide enough of something
    skimp on:

    The dessert was good but they had skimped on the chocolate sauce.

  2. 2
    to not spend enough money on something
    skimp on:

    Don't skimp on grass seed – it's worth paying more for the better varieties.


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