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verb (used with object), spent, spending.
to pay out, disburse, or expend; dispose of (money, wealth, resources, etc.):
resisting the temptation to spend one’s money.
to employ (labor, thought, words, time, etc.), as on some object or in some proceeding:
Don’t spend much time on it.
to pass (time) in a particular manner, place, etc.:
We spent a few days in Baltimore.
to use up, consume, or exhaust:
The storm had spent its fury.
to give (one’s blood, life, etc.) for some cause.
verb (used without object), spent, spending.
to spend money, energy, time, etc.
Obsolete. to be consumed or exhausted.
plural noun
(Lancashire, dialect) a child’s pocket money
verb spends, spending, spent
to pay out (money, wealth, etc)
(transitive) to concentrate (time, effort, thought, etc) upon an object, activity, etc
(transitive) to pass (time) in a specific way, activity, place, etc
(transitive) to use up completely: the hurricane spent its force
(transitive) to give up (one’s blood, life, etc) in a cause
(intransitive) (obsolete) to be used up or exhausted
(Brit, informal) spend a penny, to urinate
an amount of money spent, esp regularly, or allocated to be spent
see: pocket (spending) money


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