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English definition of “spend”

spend

verb [T] (TIME)   /spend/ (past tense and past participle spent  /spent/)
to use time; to allow time to go past: It doesn’t look as if you spent very long on your homework. I’ve spent many years building up my collection. You can spend the night here if you like (= stay here for the night).
(Definition of spend verb (TIME) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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