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skimp

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishskimpskimp /skɪmp/ verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 SPEND MONEYto not spend enough money or time on something, or not use enough of something, so that what you do is unsuccessful or of bad qualityskimp on 🔊 It’s vital not to skimp on staff training.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
skimpThe process can not be skimped.By selling his prints he skimped and saved until he could afford his own car.Even some provider networks are concerned about the possibility of a cash-strapped provider network skimping on care or shutting down services.One of the ways to keep a muffin moist is to not skimp on fruit or liquid.But don't take this as an excuse to skimp on insurance when you book your hols.By keeping prices artificially low, rent control leads both to a shortage of units and to landlords skimping on maintenance.The width had been correctly judged on this occasion; but the gravediggers had skimped on the length.If competition saves money only by skimping on wages or benefits, for instance, governments should question its value.skimp onThere's no point in skimping on essentials such as food and heating.Don't skimp on the cream.A company will never get anywhere by skimping on training and technology.
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Verb table
skimp
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyskimp
he, she, itskimps
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyskimped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave skimped
he, she, ithas skimped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad skimped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill skimp
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have skimped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam skimping
he, she, itis skimping
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you, we, theyare skimping
Past
I, he, she, itwas skimping
you, we, theywere skimping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been skimping
he, she, ithas been skimping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been skimping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be skimping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been skimping
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