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zgri'pt|as adv 1 very sparingly; superficially 2 by pure force, forcibly

* zgrip|ti'n|a np fem shallows

III§ vt 1 to cut down on [expenses] for the sake of frugality 2 to move [ ] to the limit, take/bring [ ] to the very edge
IV§ vi to have barely started, have just begun