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Scrimp

  • 1 scrimp

    skrimp
    scrimp
    tr[skrɪmp]
    intransitive verb
    1 hacer economías, escatimar (on, en)
    \
    SMALLIDIOMATIC EXPRESSION/SMALL
    to scrimp and save hacer grandes economías, ir arañando, apretarse el cinturón
    scrimp ['skrɪmp] vi
    1)
    to scrimp on : escatimar
    2)
    to scrimp and save : hacer economías
    scrimp
    v.
    escatimar v.
    skrɪmp
    intransitive verb

    to scrimp on something — escatimar en algo

    to scrimp and save — cuidar mucho el dinero

    [skrɪmp]
    VI

    to scrimp and save — hacer economías, apretarse el cinturón

    * * *
    [skrɪmp]
    intransitive verb

    to scrimp on something — escatimar en algo

    to scrimp and save — cuidar mucho el dinero

    English-spanish dictionary

  • 2 scrimp

    v.
    1 ser muy severo en el ahorro, ahorrar muchísimo, economizar muchísimo, gastar poquísimo dinero, hacer economías, reparar en gastos.
    2 economizar mucho, hacer grandes ahorros en, limitar indebidamente.
    3 estrangular económicamente, apretar económicamente.
    (pt & pp scrimped)

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  • 3 scrimp on

    v.
    escatimar en, economizar en el uso de, limitarse en el uso de.

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См. также в других словарях:

  • scrimp´i|ly — scrimp|y «SKRIHM pee», adjective, scrimp|i|er, scrimp|i|est. too small; too little; scanty; meager. –scrimp´i|ly, adverb. –scri …   Useful english dictionary

  • scrimp|y — «SKRIHM pee», adjective, scrimp|i|er, scrimp|i|est. too small; too little; scanty; meager. –scrimp´i|ly, adverb. –scri …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — Scrimp, a. Short; scanty; curtailed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scrimp — Scrimp, n. A pinching miser; a niggard. [U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scrimp — scrimp·tion; scrimp; …   English syllables

  • 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 — to make too small, 1774, originally an adj., scant, meager (1718), possibly from a Scandinavian source (Cf. Swed. skrumpna to shrink, shrivel up ), or from a continental Germanic source akin to M.H.G. schrimpfen, Ger. schrumpfen to shrivel (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • scrimp — [v] economize be cheap, be economical, be frugal, be prudent, be sparing, conserve, curtail, cut back, cut corners*, make ends meet*, pinch pennies*, run a tight ship*, save, skimp, stretch a dollar*, tighten one’s belt*; concept 330 …   New thesaurus

  • scrimp — ► VERB ▪ be thrifty or parsimonious; economize. ORIGIN Scots, «meagre» …   English terms dictionary


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