Definitions

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  • transitive verb same as economize.

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  • verb UK Alternative spelling of economize.

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  • verb use cautiously and frugally
  • verb spend sparingly, avoid the waste of

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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!!)

  • A little room, an inside room, European plan, of course, and then you can economise by eatin 'out.

    CHAPTER XVI

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

    Exit the Actress

  • 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

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

    Exit the Actress

  • Also, we had to economise for the rest of the week.

    Chapter 19

  • 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

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