Pronunciation: (skrimp), [key]
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.
1. to be sparing or restrictive of or in; limit severely: to scrimp food.
2. to keep on short allowance; provide sparingly for: to scrimp their elderly parents.
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