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stint

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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English styntan ‘make blunt’, probably influenced in some senses by cognate Old Norse *stynta.

Verb

Infinitive
to stint

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to stint (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To stop (an action); cease, desist.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To stop speaking or talking (of a subject).
    • Late C14: Now wol I stynten of this Arveragus, / And speken I wole of Dorigen his wyf — Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Franklin's Tale’, Canterbury Tales
  3. (intransitive) To be sparing or mean.
    The next party you throw, don't stint on the beer.

Noun

Singular
stint

Plural
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stint ({{{1}}})
  1. A period of time spent doing or being something. A spell.
    He had a stint in jail.

Etymology 2

Origin unknown.

Noun

Singular
stint

Plural
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stint ({{{1}}})
  1. Any of several very small wading birds in the genus Calidris. Types of sandpiper, such as the dunlin or the sanderling.
  2. (Medical) Misspelling of stent.
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