Skimp is to use less of something than you should, such as less effort, money, time or energy.(verb)
An example of when you skimp is when you cut corners on your marketing budget and spend less money than everyone suggests.
See skimp in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: prob. altered < scrimp
See skimp in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb skimped, skimp·ing, skimps verb, transitive
Origin: Obsolete skimp, scanty
Origin: , perhaps from alteration of scrimp.
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