verb (used with object), spent, spend·ing.
verb (used without object), spent, spend·ing.
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Origin of spend
synonym study for spend
OTHER WORDS FROM spendan·ti·spend·ing, adjectiveun·der·spend, verb, un·der·spent, un·der·spend·ing.un·spend·ing, adjective
How to use spend in a sentence
In North America, they’re generally available year-round, though they’re at their peak from early fall to early spring, and they’re sweeter after spending a frost on the stalk.A guide to Brussels sprouts: How to choose, store, season and cook the versatile vegetable|Daniela Galarza|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The Nationals spent just one season with Fresno because the coronavirus wiped out minor league baseball in 2020.Nationals have a new Class AAA affiliate in Rochester Red Wings|Jesse Dougherty|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Walke said he will spend the holiday at home, even though he has not seen his parents in months.CDC recommends against Thanksgiving travel amid surge of coronavirus cases|Brittany Shammas|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
“Whatever resources I have, I just kind of spent it to try it out,” he said.A restaurant that fed the homeless said it might have to close. Donations poured in.|Paulina Firozi|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
These days she estimates she spends up to two hours a day on Facebook, even while checking Twitter more.
At the same time, campaigns are spending less while the special-interest groups are spending more.
I was thinking about retiring from modeling, but spending that time with them rekindled that bug.Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex|Aurora Snow|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
AFP admitted spending more than $10 million to back him in 2011 and 2012.The Next Phase of the Koch Brothers’ War on Unions|Carl Deal and Tia Lessin|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In other words, runaway defense spending is a bipartisan problem.
His claim that taxpayers are spending millions of dollars for each detainee rates True.
It ended on a complaint that she was 'tired rather and spending my time at full length on a deck-chair in the garden.'The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
The doctor had been spending Easter at Cannes, and the dowager had devoutly prayed that he might not yet return.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
She is spending the summer near Deppe, and he hears her play the programme she is going to give in Berlin next winter, every day.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
His most specific charge was that in Mesopotamia they were "spending money like water in looking for oil."
The people at the Towers seem to think as lightly about spending money as we would about using the water from our well.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
British Dictionary definitions for spend
verb spends, spending or spent
Derived forms of spendspendable, adjective
Word Origin for spend
Idioms and Phrases with spend
see pocket (spending) money.