Translation of "expend" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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expendverb [ T ]

uk /ɪkˈspend/ us /ɪkˈspend/ formal

to use or spend time, effort, or money

You expend so much effort for so little return. 你费了那么大劲儿,回报却如此微不足道。
Governments expend a lot of resources on war. 各国政府在战争上消耗了大量资源。

(Translation of “expend” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)