- to practice economy; avoid waste or extravagance.
- to manage economically; use sparingly or frugally.
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These arches may have been built in this manner to economise centering.Byzantine Churches in Constantinople
Alexander Van Millingen
All business has been hit very hard, and we've simply got to economise.
No means had been used either to provide more water, or to economise what there was.Ran Away to Sea
We had, however, to economise our fuel, of which there was but a small quantity.In the Wilds of Africa
Mistress: "I hope you're doing what you can to economise the food."Jokes For All Occasions
- (often foll by on) to limit or reduce (expense, waste, etc)