skimp´ing|ly

skimp´ing|ly
skimp «skihmp», verb, adjective.
–v.t.
1. to supply in too small an amount: »

Don't skimp the butter in making a cake.

2. to do imperfectly: »

The lazy boy skimped his job.

–v.i.
1. to be very saving or economical: »

She had to skimp to send her daughter to college.

2. to do something perfectly: »

He was always skimping on his assignments.

–adj.
[origin uncertain. Compare etym. under scrimp. (Cf.scrimp)]
skimp´ing|ly, adverb.

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