scant

Scant \Scant\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scanted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scanting}.] 1. To limit; to straiten; to treat illiberally; to stint; as, to scant one in provisions; to scant ourselves in the use of necessaries. [1913 Webster] Where a man hath a great living laid together and where he is scanted. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] I am scanted in the pleasure of dwelling on your actions. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To cut short; to make small, narrow, or scanty; to curtail. ``Scant not my cups.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]