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scrimp

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishscrimpscrimp /skrɪmp/ verb [intransitive]  SAVE MONEYto 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.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
scrimpHow I hate your mean, scrimping, grabbing, greedy guts.All those years of scrimping may have been needless.Facing a financially bleak Christmas, he scrimped together every last penny to afford presents for the four boys.scrimped and savedMy parents scrimped and saved to pay for my education.
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Verb table
scrimp
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyscrimp
he, she, itscrimps
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyscrimped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave scrimped
he, she, ithas scrimped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad scrimped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill scrimp
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have scrimped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam scrimping
he, she, itis scrimping
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you, we, theyare scrimping
Past
I, he, she, itwas scrimping
you, we, theywere scrimping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been scrimping
he, she, ithas been scrimping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been scrimping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be scrimping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been scrimping
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