From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstintstint1 /stɪnt/ noun [countable usually singular]PERIOD OF TIMEa period of time spent doing a particular job or activitystint in/atMark did a two-year stint in the army.stint ashis stint as chairman
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stint• After a stint in the army, Bill worked in sales.• Dimascio was promoted after serving a stint of five years as a sergeantpilot.• Strawberryhit six homers in nine games in a briefwinterballstint in Puerto Rico.• Rick was fired in August after a brief stint with a Portland courier service.• Krem began his career with the Victoria Symphony, followed by stints with orchestras in Winnipeg and Quebec.• He has changed his schedule to a three-day stint, which starts Friday.• We should thank Mary for the long stint she's done as partytreasurer.• Cuckney's longest stint in government service lasted for about ten years.• Maxjoined me for the last nine of my eighteen-months' stint in SunCity.• His second stint as president has got off to an inauspicious start.• After a short stint in a business house in New York City, Herman resolved to go to sea.• Mr Keen worked under seven different managers during an 18-year stint with the club.• She served a two-year stint as an aide to Congressman Jim McNulty.stint in/at• He put on a sailorsuit for real during a stint in the Navy.• When his stint in Atlanta was up, Floyd and Alice went back to Hastings.• Cuckney's longest stint in government service lasted for about ten years.• Max joined me for the last nine of my eighteen-months' stint in Sun City.• Will my right hon. Friend not stint in providing Britain with the bestindependentdeterrent?• I had just returned from a trainingstint in Lanzarote.• Argast finished her three-year stint in August.stintstint2 verb [intransitive, transitive usually in negatives]GENEROUS#to provide or use too little of somethingstint onThey didn’t stint on food and drink at their wedding.stint yourselfIn order to avoid stinting yourself, make sure you have enough money to cover all your expenses.→ See Verb table
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stint• But stinting excessively would probably damage his reputation more than overspending.• No effort has been stinted in polishing this painfully derivativepicture as if it were a diamond instead of strictly paste.• But no-one seems interested in the fact that you've almost certainly stinted yourself for years.• To avoid having to stint yourself, these need to be budgeted for in advance.stint on• Lee's book about Armstrong doesn't stint on the gossip.From Longman Business Dictionarystintstint /stɪnt/ noun [countable usually singular]a limited or fixed period of time doing a particular jobstint ashis two-year stint as managing directorDoing a stint overseas is important to getting ahead in many companies.