Definition of with (something) to spare
- He just got there with (only) minutes/seconds to spare.
- He got there with plenty of time to spare.
- He barely made it with no time to spare before the train pulled out.
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: some indeterminate amount more than a specified number
: a person or thing of consequence
: in some degree : somewhat
used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
: not being used
: being over and above what is needed : superfluous
: not liberal or profuse : sparing
: to forbear to destroy, punish, or harm
: to refrain from attacking or reprimanding with necessary or salutary severity
: to relieve of the necessity of doing or undergoing something
: a spare tire
: a duplicate (such as a key or a machine part) kept in reserve
: the knocking down of all 10 pins with the first 2 balls in a frame in bowling
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