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Skimp   Listen
verb
Skimp  v. t.  (past & past part. skimped; pres. part. skimping)  
1.
To slight; to do carelessly; to scamp. (Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.)
2.
To make insufficient allowance for; to scant; to scrimp. (Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U. S.)






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"Skimp" Quotes from Famous Books



... red beside their fellows. The tin box and its contents rattled under David's arm as he leapt and straddled across the bogs, choosing always the widest jump and the stiffest bit of climb, out of sheer wantonness of life and energy. Louie's thin figure, in its skimp cotton dress and red crossover, her long legs in their blue worsted stockings, seemed to fly over the moor, winged, as it were, by an ecstasy of freedom. If one could but be in two places ...
— The History of David Grieve • Mrs. Humphry Ward

... John, instead of farmin', thinks he must be a doctor,—as if folks wasn't gettin' unhealthy enough these days, without turnin' out more young doctors to help 'em into their graves. No, Jane; we'll skimp 'n' do without, 'n' plan to git along on our interest money somehow, but we won't break into our principal, ...
— Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm • Kate Douglas Wiggin

... captain would be making daily visits to the shipyard to make certain that the builder was holding rigidly to the specifications and not trying to skimp here and there; and on Saturdays Cappy would accompany him and satisfy himself that the port captain wasn't being imposed upon. Finally the ship would be launched; and as she slid down the ways Cappy ...
— Cappy Ricks Retires • Peter B. Kyne

... fully comprehended her meaning, but he understood that she and her parents were haunted by an ever-present dread, and that even in their apprehension it hurt them to skimp their hospitality or suffer any shadow to be cast on ...
— Tom Slade with the Boys Over There • Percy K. Fitzhugh

... got your common sense? Tisn't only our own folks you're cookin' for, but fifty others, more or less. Do you s'pose Cassius Trent would skimp victuals on such a day as this? My advice to you is: Put on all the pork and bacon you've got, to bile; and roast the lamb that was butchered for our mess; and set to bakin' biscuit ...
— Jessica, the Heiress • Evelyn Raymond



Words linked to "Skimp" :   skimp over, work, render, save, provide, restrict, scrimp, stint, furnish, scant



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