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expend

verb /ikˈspend/
to use or spend (supplies etc).
ausgeben
expenditure /-tʃə/ noun the act of spending
die Ausgabe, der Verbrauch
the expenditure of money and resources His expenditure(s) amounted to $500.
expense /-s/ noun the spending of money etc; cost
die Unkosten (pl.)
I’ve gone to a lot of expense to educate you well.
a cause of spending
die Ausgabe
What an expense clothes are!
expenses /-siz/ noun plural money spent in carrying out a job etc
die Spesen
His firm paid his travelling expenses.
expensive /-siv/ adjective costing a great deal
teuer
expensive clothes.
at the expense of being paid for by; at the cost of
auf Kosten von
He equipped the expedition at his own expense At the expense of his health he finally completed the work.
making (a person) appear ridiculous
auf Kosten von
He told a joke at his wife’s expense.
(Definition of expend from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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