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spend

verb

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1 to hand over or use up in payment
  • I always end up spending too much money at the mall

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2 to make complete use of
  • the town has already spent its budget for snow removal, and it's only January

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3 to use up carelessly
  • spent all his energy on impractical schemes

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The first known use of spend was in the 13th century

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“Spend.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/spend. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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