Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » S » Skim Milk ... Skittish

SKIMP

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does skimp mean? 

SKIMP (verb)
  The verb SKIMP has 4 senses:

1. work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially
2. limit in quality or quantity
3. subsist on a meager allowance
4. supply sparingly and with restricted quantities

  Familiarity information: SKIMP used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SKIMP (verb)


Sense 1skimp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

scant; skimp

Hypernyms (to "skimp" is one way to...):

work (exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Also:

skimp over (treat hurriedly or avoid dealing with properly)


Sense 2skimp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Limit in quality or quantity

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

scant; skimp

Hypernyms (to "skimp" is one way to...):

restrict (place under restrictions; limit access to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3skimp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Subsist on a meager allowance

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

stint; scrimp; skimp

Context example:

scratch and scrimp

Hypernyms (to "skimp" is one way to...):

save (spend less; buy at a reduced price)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s on something


Sense 4skimp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Supply sparingly and with restricted quantities

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

stint; scant; skimp

Context example:

sting with the allowance

Hypernyms (to "skimp" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Forbidden fruit is the sweetest." (English proverb)

"With a spade of gold and a hoe of silver even the mountains rock and sway." (Albanian proverb)

"Wit is folly unless a wise man hath the keeping of it." (Arabic proverb)

"Little by little the measure is filled." (Corsican proverb)

 SKIMP: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.0948 seconds




AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the AudioEnglish.org dictionary to your list of search providers.


Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other popular searches: