verb (used with object), spared, spar·ing.
verb (used without object), spared, spar·ing.
adjective, spar·er, spar·est.
- the knocking down of all the pins with two bowls.
- a score so made.Compare strike (def. 69).
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The problem doesn’t spare any of the major platforms and also exists on TripAdvisor and Yelp, although they apparently do a better job of cleaning up fake reviews.Apple Ratings is coming to iOS 14, how disruptive will it be?|Greg Sterling|September 1, 2020|Search Engine Land
Find a quiet space to record — whether it’s a closet or a spare bedroom — in order to improve the audio quality.Top five tips to use Twitter’s new Voice Tweets feature|David Ciccarelli|August 25, 2020|Search Engine Watch
One camp is convinced that the no-expense-spared fight against Covid-19 has put developed economies on course for rising prices on a scale they haven’t seen in decades.After $20 trillion in pandemic relief spending, there’s still no sign of inflation. What happened?|Bernhard Warner|August 25, 2020|Fortune
It could also be that lower-income households have less spare time to spend wrangling for a refund.What to do if you lost money on an event canceled because of COVID-19|Rachel King|August 19, 2020|Fortune
So in his spare time, he worked for John Shaw Billings, head of the census office’s Division of Vital Statistics.
If the idea of a religious vigilante ambushing sex workers in his spare time sets off alarm bells, it probably should.To Catch a Sex Worker: A&E’s Awful, Exploitative Ambush Show|Samantha Allen|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The group encompasses Byrne's art-rock solitariness and the dissociation effects in the spare—somewhat Godardian—staging.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession|Pauline Kael|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We met on the third floor of a shabby building in Asadabad in an impossibly spare room that we dragged cushions into.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us.
He chose a corner spare room with good ventilation, and put aside a spare set of sheets and silverware, just in case.
There seems something in that also which I could spare only very reluctantly from a new Bible in the world.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
He threw himself on his knees, begging us, in the name of God and all the saints, to spare his life.
Harry took his bed into the spare-room, and Black Sheep lay down to die.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
You may rest assured that I will spare no time or attention to promote the performance of this engine.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
I assure you that it is as I say—neither at the post-house nor at any of the inns I visited could I find me a spare horse.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for spare
- the act of knocking down all the pins with the two bowls of a single frame
- the score thus madeCompare strike (def. 40)
Derived forms of sparesparely, adverbspareness, nounsparer, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with spare
In addition to the idioms beginning with spare
- spare the rod and spoil the child
- spare tire
- to spare