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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.


Synonymsstretch


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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