verb (used with object)
Origin of expend
Examples from the Web for expend
You may not win a medal, but it will help you expend some calories while you watch.6 Ways to Avoid ‘Sochi Gut’ While Watching the Olympics|Jenna A. Bell|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The assumption is that obesity is fundamentally caused merely by consuming more calories than our bodies choose to expend.
The fatter we get, the more we need to eat, and the less energy we will expend.
As Carter writes, “Within the limits of the energy [Letterman] was now willing to expend, he was still trying.”
Upon confusion like this it is not considered necessary to expend further evidence.Opuscula|Robert Gordon Latham
There was no school that day, and Steve took them up to West Farms to expend the rest of their hilarity.A Little Girl in Old New York|Amanda Millie Douglas
I did not reply, and we both soon found it wise to expend no unnecessary breath in talking.Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World|James Cowan
It would of course be possible to expend much time and many words in argument on this subject.Creation and Its Records|B.H. Baden-Powell
A33 man not used to these habits may expend twice as much energy and produce half as much work as an efficient man.A Rational Wages System|Henry Atkinson