- To deal with hastily, carelessly, or with poor material: concentrated on reelection, skimping other matters. (verb-transitive)
- To provide for or supply inadequately; be stingy with: accused them of skimping defense funding. (verb-transitive)
- To be stingy or very thrifty. (verb-intransitive)
- Scanty; skimpy. (adjective)
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