intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- to scrimp
onsth escatimar enalgo to scrimp and save cuidar mucho el dinero, hacer* grandes economíasMore example sentences
- Maguire, silver-haired but with a youthful face, looks surprisingly well put together for a man who scrimps on his clothing budget.
- Gina quits her job and scrimps together enough money to open her own salon.
- Can you scrimp and save enough to cover that cost?
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