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intr.v. scrimped, scrimp·ing, scrimps
To be very frugal and sparing. scrimped and saved for college tuition.
[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish skrympa, to shrink.]
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adj. scrimp•i•er, scrimp•i•est.
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|Adj.||1.||scrimpy - deficient in amount or quality or extent; "meager resources"; "meager fare"|
scarce - deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand; "fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"
minimal, minimum - the least possible; "needed to enforce minimal standards"; "her grades were minimal"; "minimum wage"; "a minimal charge for the service"
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