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spend - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'spend' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Spend [ v. i.]
- To expend money or any other possession; to consume, use, waste, or part with, anything; as, he who gets easily spends freely.
- To waste or wear away; to be consumed; to lose force or strength; to vanish; as, energy spends in the using of it.
- To be diffused; to spread.
- To break ground; to continue working.
2 . Spend [ v. t.]
- To weigh or lay out; to dispose of; to part with; as, to spend money for clothing.
- To bestow; to employ; -- often with on or upon.
- To consume; to waste; to squander; to exhaust; as, to spend an estate in gaming or other vices.
- To pass, as time; to suffer to pass away; as, to spend a day idly; to spend winter abroad.
- To exhaust of force or strength; to waste; to wear away; as, the violence of the waves was spent.

Meaning of 'spend' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . spend [ v]
Meaning (1):
- use up a period of time in a specific way
Example in sentence:
  • how are you spending your summer vacation?
Meaning (2):
- spend completely
Example in sentence:
  • I spend my pocket money in two days
Meaning (3):
- pay out
Example in sentence:
  • spend money