spare change

Definition of spare change

:a small amount of money that someone does not need
  • The beggar asked us if we had any spare change.

Word by Word Definitions

spare play
  1. : to forbear to destroy, punish, or harm

  2. : to refrain from attacking or reprimanding with necessary or salutary severity

  3. : to relieve of the necessity of doing or undergoing something

  1. : not being used

  2. : being over and above what is needed : superfluous

  3. : not liberal or profuse : sparing

  1. : a spare tire

  2. : a duplicate (such as a key or a machine part) kept in reserve

  3. : the knocking down of all 10 pins with the first 2 balls in a frame in bowling

change play
  1. : to make different in some particular : alter

  2. : to make radically different : transform

  3. : to give a different position, course, or direction to

  1. : the act, process, or result of changing: such as

  2. : alteration

  3. : transformation


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