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spare

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1 being over what is needed
  • I had some spare time to kill, so I cleaned up my cubicle a bit.
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4 less plentiful than what is normal, necessary, or desirable
  • spare vegetation that made foraging very difficult
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thin on the ground

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lean, spare, lank, lanky, gaunt, rawboned, scrawny, skinny mean thin because of an absence of excess flesh. lean stresses lack of fat and of curving contours.
    • a lean racehorse
spare suggests leanness from abstemious living or constant exercise.
    • the gymnast's spare figure
lank implies tallness as well as leanness.
    • the lank legs of the heron
lanky suggests awkwardness and loose-jointedness as well as thinness.
    • a lanky youth, all arms and legs
gaunt implies marked thinness or emaciation as from overwork or suffering.
    • a prisoner's gaunt face
rawboned suggests a large ungainly build without implying undernourishment.
    • a rawboned farmer
scrawny and skinny imply an extreme leanness that suggests deficient strength and vitality.
    • a scrawny chicken
    • skinny street urchins

spare

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an interchangeable part or piece of equipment that is kept on hand for replacement of an original
  • We promptly replaced the burnt-out lightbulb with a spare.
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spare

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1 to use or give out in stingy amounts
  • I'll have a banana split—and don't spare the whipped cream!
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2 to avoid unnecessary waste or expense
  • She had grown up during the Great Depression, so she was no stranger to sparing.
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pinch pennies

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