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English noun: stint

1. stint (time) an unbroken period of time during which you do something

SamplesThere were stretches of boredom.
He did a stretch in the federal penitentiary.


Broader (hypernym)continuance, duration

2. stint (animal) smallest American sandpiper

SynonymsErolia minutilla, least sandpiper

Broader (hypernym)sandpiper

Member meronymErolia, genus Erolia

3. stint (act) an individual's prescribed share of work

SamplesHer stint as a lifeguard exhausted her.

Broader (hypernym)chore, job, task

English verb: stint

1. stint (possession) subsist on a meager allowance

SamplesScratch and scrimp.

Synonymsscrimp, skimp

Pattern of useSomebody ----s on something

Broader (hypernym)save

2. stint (possession) supply sparingly and with restricted quantities

SamplesSting with the allowance.

Synonymsscant, skimp

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

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