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verb British English pronunciation: stint /stɪnt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theystint
he/she/itstints
present participlestinting
past tensestinted
past participlestinted

phrasal verb

stint on

informal
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present tense
I/you/we/theystint on
he/she/itstints on
present participlestinting on
past tensestinted on
past participlestinted on
not stint on something to use enough, or more than enough, of something

Mike certainly doesn't stint on the wine in his cooking.

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