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outlay

[ noun out-ley; verb out-ley ]
/ noun ˈaʊtˌleɪ; verb ˌaʊtˈleɪ /
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noun
an expending or spending, as of money.
an amount expended; expenditure.
verb (used with object), out·laid [out-leyd], /ˌaʊtˈleɪd/, out·lay·ing.
to expend, as money.
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Origin of outlay

First recorded in 1545–55; out- + lay1
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British Dictionary definitions for outlay

outlay

noun (ˈaʊtˌleɪ)
an expenditure of money, effort, etc
verb (ˌaʊtˈleɪ) -lays, -laying or -laid
(tr) to spend (money)
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