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stint 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/stint/,
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stinted, past tense; stints, 3rd person singular present; stinting, present participle; stinted, past participle;
  1. Supply an ungenerous or inadequate amount of (something)
    • - stowage room hasn't been stinted
  2. Be economical or frugal about spending or providing something
    • - he doesn't stint on wining and dining
  3. Restrict (someone) in the amount of something (esp. money) given or permitted
    • - to avoid having to stint yourself, budget in advance
Noun
  1. A small short-legged sandpiper of northern Eurasia and Alaska, with a brownish back and white underparts


  1. scrimp: subsist on a meager allowance; "scratch and scrimp"
  2. stretch: an unbroken period of time during which you do something; "there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"
  3. least sandpiper: smallest American sandpiper
  4. supply sparingly and with restricted quantities; "sting with the allowance"
  5. an individual's prescribed share of work; "her stint as a lifeguard exhausted her"
  6. (stinting) economical: avoiding waste; "an economical meal"; "an economical shopper"; "a frugal farmer"; "a frugal lunch"; "a sparing father and a spending son"; "sparing in their use of heat and light"; "stinting in bestowing gifts"; "thrifty because they remember the great Depression"; "` ...
  7. A stint is one of several very small waders in the paraphyletic "Calidris" assemblage - often separated in Erolia -, which in North America are known as peeps. They are scolopacid waders much similar in ecomorphology to their distant relatives, the charadriid plovers.
  8. A period of time spent doing or being something. A spell; To stop (an action); cease, desist; To stop speaking or talking (of a subject); To be sparing or mean
  9. (Stinting) Limiting, especially the rights of pasture.
  10. a numerical limit placed on the size of a pasture right.  Often expressed in terms of a 'beastgate' or 'cattlegate', the right to graze one horned beast.  Formulae were used to convert beastgates into rights for other categories of livestock (10 sheep to one beastgate, for example).
  11. The portion of a race between pit stops. Drivers thus divide each race into several “stints,” over which the performance of a car can vary due to tire condition, fuel load and other factors.
  12. splurge, squander, lavish