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spend meaning

EN[spɛnd] [-ɛnd]
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    Definition of spend in English Dictionary

  • NounPLspendsSUF-end
    1. Amount spent (during a period), expenditure.
      1. I’m sorry, boss, but the advertising spend exceeded the budget again this month.
    2. (pluralized) expenditures; money or pocket money.
      1. Total January spends by year
    3. Discharged semen.
      1. Vaginal discharge.
      2. VerbSGspendsPRspendingPT, PPspent
        1. To pay out (money).
          1. He spends far more on gambling than he does on living proper. ‎
        2. To bestow; to employ; often with on or upon.
          1. (dated) To squander.
            1. to spend an estate in gambling ‎
          2. To exhaust, to wear out.
            1. The violence of the waves was spent. ‎
          3. To consume, to use up (time).
            1. My sister usually spends her free time in nightclubs. ‎
            2. We spent the winter in the south of France. ‎
          4. (dated) VI To have an orgasm; to ejaculate sexually.
            1. VI To waste or wear away; to be consumed.
              1. Energy spends in the using of it. ‎
            2. To be diffused; to spread.
              1. (mining) To break ground; to continue working.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • I looked at a reference manual for my car just to answer one question, but I spent the whole afternoon with my nose buried in it, just yak shaving, and got no work done on the car itself.
                  • We spent a night on an uncomfortable sleeper between Athens and Vienna.
                  • Prince Charles spent the night in the hospital after he took a tumble off his horse yesterday while playing polo and briefly lost consciousness.
                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                  • Spending time out in the sun may cause you to develop wrinkles sooner.
                3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • The government has no other option than to rein in public spending.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                  • Verbs
                    • Intransitive verbs
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                  4. en spendin'
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                  Meaning of spend for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "spend" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb.
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