A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to skimp on
Una cosa en la que no es buena idea escatimar es un colchón.One thing that it's not a good idea to skimp on is a mattress.
Cuando se trata de una comida familiar, mis padres nunca escatiman la comida.When it comes to family meals, my parents never skimp on food.
b. to be sparing with
No escatimes la crema solar si no quieres quemarte.Don't be sparing with the sunscreen if you don't want to burn.
c. to stint
Mi prima Gema es tan tacaña que escatima hasta la propina en un buen restaurante.My cousin Gema is so mean that she even stints the tip in a top restaurant.
d. to spare
Los padres de Amelia no escatimaron gastos para la boda de su única hija.Amelia's parents spared no expense when it came to their only daughter's wedding.
e. to be unstinting in (in negative sentences)
Los profesores no escatimaron elogios al comportamiento de los alumnos en la excursión.The teachers were unstinting in their praise of the students' behavior on the trip.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (gastos, comida)
a. to be sparing with, to skimp on
2. (esfuerzo, energías)
a. to use as little as possible
no escatimar gastosto spare no expense
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transitive verb
(dar poco) to skimp; be sparing with; stint; (reducir) to curtail; cut down
no escatimar esfuerzos (para) to spare no effort (to); no escatimar gastos to spare no expense; no escatimaba sus alabanzas de ... he was unstinting in his praise of ...; he did not stint his praise of ...
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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