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- v. Alternative spelling of economize.
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- transitive v. same as economize.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. use cautiously and frugally
- v. spend sparingly, avoid the waste of
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With a shrinking amount of money people are, in terms of the monetary system, 'no longer able to earn anything'; they have to 'economise' or activities will be discontinued due to the financier or other lenders because 'obligations can no longer be met.'
She was especially upset because as an attempt to 'economise' a few years before her husband had quit paying into his pension which had good dependents' benefits and without telling her had rejoined the scheme a couple of months before he was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer - he 'knew' something was seriously wrong even though the Drs said not, and she was so touched that he, despite being so stupid with money, had actually done something that provided a little security for her and their son.
The retailer found customers were trying to economise by half-filling petrol tanks and cutting their own hair instead of visiting hairdressers.
These had a huge effect on my writing, forcing me to economise, to make each word pull its weight.
Q2: Last year, how much did you manage to economise at home?
Now that Hart no longer pays for my clothes, I must economise where I can.
A little room, an inside room, European plan, of course, and then you can economise by eatin 'out.
Also, we had to economise for the rest of the week.
But that doesn't mean there aren't ways to economise.
And the current condition of the economise of Lithuania and Latvia, where he was at his most egregious, is shockingly indicative of the incompetance of his theoretical grounding to hold up real economies.