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stint



Pronunciation: (stint), [key]
v.i.
1. to be frugal; get along on a scanty allowance: Don't stint on the food. They stinted for years in order to save money.
2. Archaic.to cease action; desist.

v.t.
1. to limit to a certain amount, number, share, or allowance, often unduly; set limits to; restrict.
2. Archaic.to bring to an end; check.

n.
1. a period of time spent doing something: a two-year stint in the army.
2. an allotted amount or piece of work: to do one's daily stint.
3. limitation or restriction, esp. as to amount: to give without stint.
4. a limited, prescribed, or expected quantity, share, rate, etc.: to exceed one's stint.
5. Obs.a pause; halt.

stint



Pronunciation: (stint), [key]
n.
any of various small sandpipers of the genus Calidris, as the least sandpiper.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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