|1.||[ adjective ] less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so|
"a light pound" "a scant cup of sugar" "regularly gives short weight"
|2.||[ verb ] limit in quality or quantity|
|3.||[ verb ] (work) work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially|
|Related terms:||work gloss_over|
|4.||[ verb ] supply sparingly and with restricted quantities|
"sting with the allowance"
|Related terms:||supply stinter|