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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.'

    Indymedia Ireland

  • 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 new joy of my death benefits (Cha-CHING!!)

  • The retailer found customers were trying to economise by half-filling petrol tanks and cutting their own hair instead of visiting hairdressers.

    Household finances squeezed by food and travel costs as inflation continues to rise

  • These had a huge effect on my writing, forcing me to economise, to make each word pull its weight.

    Maggie O'Farrell - An interview with author

  • Q2: Last year, how much did you manage to economise at home?

    Getting motivated at work

  • Now that Hart no longer pays for my clothes, I must economise where I can.

    Exit the Actress

  • 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.

    Chapter 19

  • But that doesn't mean there aren't ways to economise.

    Stop Making Sense

  • 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.

    Coming Soon-- Riots in America?


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