stint |stint|

verb [ with obj. often with negative ] supply an ungenerous or inadequate amount of (something): stowage room hasn't been stinted. • [ no obj. ] be economical or frugal about spending or providing something: he doesn't stint on wining and dining. • restrict (someone) in the amount of something (esp. money) given or permitted: to avoid having to stint yourself, budget in advance.

noun 1 a person's fixed or allotted period of work: his varied career included a stint as a magician. 2 limitation of supply or effort: a collector with an eye for quality and the means to indulge it without stint . ORIGIN Old English styntan ‘make blunt,’ of Germanic origin; related to stunt1.

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