Stint - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |stɪnt|  American pronunciation of the word stint
Brit.  |stɪnt|  British pronunciation of the word stint
- an unbroken period of time during which you do something (syn: stretch)
- smallest American sandpiper
- an individual's prescribed share of work
her stint as a lifeguard exhausted her
- subsist on a meager allowance (syn: scrimp, skimp)
- supply sparingly and with restricted quantities (syn: scant, skimp)
stint with the allowance


He does not stint his praise.

Mark did a two-year stint in the army.

They didn't stint on food and drink at their wedding.

In order to avoid stinting yourself, make sure you have enough money to cover all your expenses.

her stint as a lifeguard exhausted her

His musical résumé includes performances at Carnegie Hall, a stint with the New York Philharmonic, and two Grammys.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: stint
he/she/it: stints
present participle: stinting
past tense: stinted
past participle: stinted
singular: stint
plural: stints
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