Definition Spend

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to spend (money, time): to pay, to give out, to use (money); to pass, to use (time doing something)
Kevin Connors does not like to spend money.
I spent a month in Mexico.
I spent the day in Paris and I even saw the Eiffel tower!

Note that the adjective spent means "exhausted" or "very tired".

This is an irregular verb:
I spend / I spent / I have spent

the spending: the payment, the cost, the expenditure


  • "What I really needed was to spend a bit of time with my best mates Samantha and Jenny, who I've known for ages."
  • "Why would I spend the rest of my days unhappy?"
  • "Spend, spend, spend."
  • "The lack of content in your message is one thing - I spend half my day reading e-mails which say nothing."
  • "And the beauty of this song is - in case it wins me any bonus points - you can also use it for New Year too, which I assume I'll also be spending alone."
  • "Don't forget the winner of the contest will spend a weekend with me on my private jet (also a contractual obligation)."
  • "That harrowing experience gave me a new perspective on the nature of my own life, and how I want to spend the rest of it."
  • "Every day I spend my time drinking wine, feeling fine"
  • "Everything depends on billing - how many hours you spend even thinking about a client."

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