verb (used with object)
Origin of expend
Examples from the Web for expended
He could have expended political capital in calling for the end of "too big to fail."
When the full budget has been expended, Gloe must refresh the users budget before another recommendation can be made.
Daschle has expended much time and effort to correct the impression that he torpedoed a public health-care option—up to a point.
One-half of this sum was expended in posting across France and paying their passage to Boston.The Life of Albert Gallatin|Henry Adams
When the necessary labour is expended, its equivalent immediately appears.Fragments of science, V. 1-2|John Tyndall
The first of these principles is that local revenues should be expended locally.Political and Literary essays, 1908-1913|Evelyn Baring
I expended another three marks on the hire of a bicycle, though I ran the risk thereby of going perhaps without Monday's dinner.Miss Cayley's Adventures|Grant Allen
All of this care and forethought is expended on young which the mother will never see.The Dawn of Reason|James Weir