scant
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (insufficient)
a. escaso
The school's already scant budget is being cut once more.El ya escaso presupuesto de la escuela se reducirá una vez más.
2. (mere)
a. escaso
I made a scant 50 bucks all day.Gané escasos 50 dólares en todo el día.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to ignore)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. desatender
This administration is just keen on headline-grabbing policies and scants the real issues dividing our society.A este gobierno solo le interesan políticas que captarán titulares y desatiende todos los verdaderos temas que causan divisiones en nuestra sociedad.
4. (to limit)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. escatimar
Gloria certainly didn't scant details when she was recounting the fight at the wedding.Gloria no escatimó detalles para nada al momento de relatar la pelea en la boda.
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scant
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. escaso(a)
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scant [skænt]
adjective
scanter (comparative)scantest (superlative) escaso
it measures a scant 2cm mide dos centímetros escasos; to pay scant attention to sth prestar escasa atención a algo; a scant tablespoon of sugar una cucharada rasa de azúcar
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