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scrimp

Synonyms of scrimp in English:

verb

  • she scrimped for six months to buy a pair of evening gloves
    economize, skimp, be (more) economical, make economies, scrimp and scrape, save;
    be thrifty, be frugal, tighten one's belt, cut back, make cutbacks, budget, retrench, husband one's resources, cut costs, cut expenditure, draw in one's horns, watch one's pennies, look after the pence;
    North American pinch the pennies
    black Englishrake and scrape
    [Antonyms] spend
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