tacañear

tacañear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to spend frugally on)
a. to be sparing with
No tacañees la comida; nunca es buena idea.Don't be sparing with food; that's never a good idea.
b. to skimp on
Si tacañeas la salsa de tomate, esto no va a tener el sabor de la pizza italiana.If you skimp on tomato sauce, this is not going to taste as an Italian pizza.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to be scant in spending)
a. to be stingy
Es tan miserable que, a pesar de tener mucho dinero, tacañea cuando se trata de gastar dinero en su familia.He's so stingy that, despite having a lot of money, he's stingy when it comes to spending money on his family.
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tacanear
transitive verb
(S. Cone) (apisonar) to tread down; (machacar) to pound; crush;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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