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Definition 1: use up, consume fully - [verb of consumption]

Samples where expend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The legislature expended its time on school questions

Synonyms for expend in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of expend ) change the inherent purpose or function of something

"Don't abuse the system" "The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers"

(... is a kind of expend ) use wrongly or improperly or excessively

"Her husband often abuses alcohol" "while she was pregnant, she abused drugs"

(... is a kind of expend ) use frugally or carefully

(... is a kind of expend ) require (time or space)

"It took three hours to get to work this morning" "This event occupied a very short time"

(... is a kind of expend ) spend thoughtlessly; throw away

"He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends" "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"

(expend implies ...) use up (resources or materials)

"this car consumes a lot of gas" "We exhausted our savings" "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

Definition 2: pay out - [verb of possession]

Samples where expend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • spend money

Synonyms for expend in the sense of this definition

(expend is a kind of ...) give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

"I paid four dollars for this sandwich" "Pay the waitress, please"

(... is a kind of expend ) use up (resources or materials)

"this car consumes a lot of gas" "We exhausted our savings" "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

(... is a kind of expend ) waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently

(... is a kind of expend ) spend or invest

"lay out thousands on gold" "he laid out a fortune in the hope of making a huge profit"

(... is a kind of expend ) spend sparingly, avoid the waste of

"This move will save money" "The less fortunate will have to economize now"

(... is a kind of expend ) make an investment

"Put money into bonds"

(... is a kind of expend ) spend money frugally; spend as little as possible

(... is a kind of expend ) spend (money or other resources) unwisely

(... is a kind of expend ) spend at less than the normal rate

(... is a kind of expend ) spend wastefully

"wanton one's money away"

(... is a kind of expend ) spend lavishly or wastefully on

"He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"

(... is a kind of expend ) be able to spare or give up

"I can't afford to spend two hours with this person"

(... is a kind of expend ) spend extravagantly

"waste not, want not"

(... is a kind of expend ) spend time badly or unwisely

"He misspent his youth"

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