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to spare: to save; to avoid
Here are some common expressions which use to spare:

Please spare me the details. I don't want to know everything that happened.
Can you spare some change? Do you have any money you can give me?
We have no time to spare. We absolutely must leave now or we'll miss the bus.
Please spare yourself the trouble of being nice to me. You don't have to be nice, so treat me how you want.

to spare some time (to do sthg): to make some time, to find a moment (to do sthg)

(a) spare (part): (an) additional, excess (part)
a spare tire a replacement tire, an extra tire (for the wheel of a car or bicycle)


  • "Susie, I know you are hard at work planning the TigerLily campaign, but please spare some time and try to create a marketing gimmick to sell these excess perfumes."
  • "Fortunately, however, a few fragments were spared, and I have put them in the bucket next to this letter."
  • "Maybe there's a spare attached to the rear door."
  • "By simply accepting Mrs. Hughes' resignation, you could have spared the company this expense, which would have been greatly appreciated."
  • "Hannah : Well I can't speak for all female managers, Jean, but I can spare you a minute."
  • "DISCLAIMER: For safety reasons, participants are required to be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems. It is advisable to bring a spare pair of underpants."
  • "Follow me, young man, there's a couple of spare seats in first-class."
  • "Anyway, get in touch if you want the spare ticket!"

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