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Definition 1: pay out - [verb of possession]

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

  • spend money

Synonyms for spend in the sense of this definition

(spend 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 spend ) 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 spend ) waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently

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

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

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

"Put money into bonds"

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

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

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

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

"wanton one's money away"

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

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

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

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

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

"waste not, want not"

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

"He misspent his youth"

Definition 2: spend completely - [verb of possession]

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

  • I spend my pocket money in two days

(spend is a kind of ...) 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 spend ) spend more than available of (a budget)

(... is a kind of spend ) spend less than the whole of (a budget, for example)

Definition 3: use up a period of time in a specific way - [verb of stative]

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

  • how are you spending your summer vacation?

Synonyms for spend in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of spend ) serve as a soldier in the military

(... is a kind of spend ) spend time at a lower socio-economic level than one's own, motivated by curiosity or desire for adventure; usage considered condescending and insensitive

"attending a motion picture show by the upper class was considered sluming in the early 20th century"

(... is a kind of spend ) spend the weekend

(... is a kind of spend ) spend or take a vacation

(... is a kind of spend ) spend time in prison or in a labor camp

"He did six years for embezzlement"

(... is a kind of spend ) spend or pass, as with boredom or in a pleasant manner; of time

(... is a kind of spend ) spend a certain length of time; reside temporarily

(... is a kind of spend ) spend the winter

"We wintered on the Riviera" "Shackleton's men overwintered on Elephant Island"

(... is a kind of spend ) spend the summer

"We summered in Kashmir"

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