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Spend vs. Expend

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Spendverb

(ambitransitive) To pay out (money).

‘He spends far more on gambling than he does on living proper.’;

Expendverb

(transitive) to consume, exhaust some resource

Spendverb

To bestow; to employ; often with on or upon.

Expendverb

to spend, disburse

Spendverb

(dated) To squander.

‘to spend an estate in gambling’;

Expendverb

To lay out, apply, or employ in any way; to consume by use; to use up or distribute, either in payment or in donations; to spend; as, they expend money for food or in charity; to expend time labor, and thought; to expend hay in feeding cattle, oil in a lamp, water in mechanical operations.

‘If my death might make this island happy . . . I would expend it with all willingness.’;

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Spendverb

To exhaust, to wear out.

‘The violence of the waves was spent.’;

Expendverb

To be laid out, used, or consumed.

Spendverb

To consume, to use up (time).

‘My sister usually spends her free time in nightclubs.’; ‘We spent the winter in the south of France.’;

Expendverb

To pay out or disburse money.

‘They go elsewhere to enjoy and to expend.’;

Spendverb

To have an orgasm; to ejaculate sexually.

Expendverb

use up, consume fully;

‘The legislature expended its time on school questions’;

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Spendverb

(intransitive) To waste or wear away; to be consumed.

‘Energy spends in the using of it.’;

Expendverb

pay out;

‘spend money’;

Spendverb

To be diffused; to spread.

Expendverb

spend or use up (a resource such as money or energy)

‘the energy expended in sport could be directed into other areas’;

Spendverb

(mining) To break ground; to continue working.

Spendnoun

Amount spent (during a period), expenditure

‘I’m sorry, boss, but the advertising spend exceeded the budget again this month.’;

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Spendnoun

(pluralized) expenditures; money or pocket money.

Spendnoun

Discharged semen

Spendnoun

Vaginal discharge

Spendverb

To weigh or lay out; to dispose of; to part with; as, to spend money for clothing.

‘Spend thou that in the town.’; ‘Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread?’;

Spendverb

To bestow; to employ; - often with on or upon.

‘I . . . am never loathTo spend my judgment.’;

Spendverb

To consume; to waste; to squander; to exhaust; as, to spend an estate in gaming or other vices.

Spendverb

To pass, as time; to suffer to pass away; as, to spend a day idly; to spend winter abroad.

‘We spend our years as a tale that is told.’;

Spendverb

To exhaust of force or strength; to waste; to wear away; as, the violence of the waves was spent.

‘Their bodies spent with long labor and thirst.’;

Spendverb

To expend money or any other possession; to consume, use, waste, or part with, anything; as, he who gets easily spends freely.

‘He spends as a person who knows that he must come to a reckoning.’;

Spendverb

To waste or wear away; to be consumed; to lose force or strength; to vanish; as, energy spends in the using of it.

‘The sound spendeth and is dissipated in the open air.’;

Spendverb

To be diffused; to spread.

‘The vines that they use for wine are so often cut, that their sap spendeth into the grapes.’;

Spendverb

To break ground; to continue working.

Spendverb

pass (time) in a specific way;

‘How are you spending your summer vacation?’;

Spendverb

pay out;

‘spend money’;

Spendverb

spend completely;

‘I spend my pocket money in two days’;

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