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uk /speər/ us /sper/

spare adjective (EXTRA)

B1 If something is spare, it is available to use because it is extra.

a spare key/tyre 備用鎖匙/輪胎
spare sheets and blankets 多餘的床單和毛毯
Do you have a spare pen? 你有多餘的筆嗎?
We have a spare room if you want to stay overnight with us. 要是你想在我們這裡過夜的話,我們有一個空房間。
Could I have a word with you when you have a spare moment/minute? 如果你有時間,我能否和你談兩句?
UK informal "Do you want this cake?" "Yes, if it's going spare (= if no one else wants it)." 「你要這塊蛋糕嗎?」「如果沒有別人要,就給我吧。」
spare time

A2 time when you are not working

I like to paint in my spare time. 我業餘時間喜歡做點園藝。

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spare adjective (THIN)

literary tall and thin

He had the spare build of a runner. 他有著賽跑運動員的瘦長體型。

spare adjective (NOT DECORATED)

literary usually approving plain and not decorated

The interior is spare, almost minimalist. 內部是簡樸的,幾乎是最簡單的。

spare adjective (ANNOYED)

go spare UK informal

to get very upset or angry

She goes spare if I'm so much as five minutes late. 如果我遲到五分鐘,她就會很生氣。


uk /speər/ us /sper/

spare verb (SAVE)

[ T ] to not hurt or destroy something or someone

They asked him to spare the women and children. 他們要他放過婦女和兒童。

spare verb (AVOID)

[ T + two objects ] to prevent someone from having to experience something unpleasant

Luckily, I was spared the embarrassment of having to sing in front of everyone. 幸運的是,我躲過了在大家面前唱歌的尷尬。
It was a nasty accident - but I'll spare you (= I won't tell you) the gruesome details. 那是一起嚴重的事故——我就不跟你講那些令人毛骨悚然的細節了。

spare verb (TRY HARD)

spare no effort/expense

C2 to use a lot of effort, expense, etc. to do something

[ + to infinitive ] We will spare no effort to find out who did this. 我們會全力以赴,一定查出是誰做了這件事。
not spare yourself UK formal

to try as hard as you can to achieve something

She never spared herself in the pursuit of excellence. 她竭盡全力追求卓越。

spare verb (GIVE)

C1 [ T ] to give time, money, or space to someone, especially when it is difficult for you

[ + two objects ] Could you spare me £20? 你能抽出十英鎊給我嗎?
I'd love to come, but I can't spare the time. 我很想來,但恐怕沒時間。
spare a thought for sb

C2 to think about someone who is in a difficult or unpleasant situation

Spare a thought for me tomorrow, when you're lying on a beach, because I'll still be here in the office! 明天你躺在海灘上的時候,替我想想吧,因爲我還在辦公室裡!
to spare

C1 left over or more than you need

If you have any woolyarn to spare when you've finished the sweater, can you make me some gloves? 如果你織完毛衣還剩下毛線的話,可以給我織副手套嗎?
I caught the plane with only two minutes to spare. 我趕上飛機時距離起飛只剩兩分鐘了。
There's no time/We have no time to spare if we want to get the article written by tomorrow. 如果我們想明天就把這篇文章寫完,那麽就沒剩多少時間了。


uk /speər/ us /sper/

[ C ] an extra thing that is not being used and can be used instead of a part that is broken, lost, etc.


[ C usually plural ] also spare part a piece that can be used to replace another similar piece in a car or other device


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