Translation of "spare" - English-Russian dictionary


verb uk /speər/ us
GIVE [ T ]

to give time or money to someone

уделять (время), давать (деньги)
I have to go soon, but I can spare a few minutes.
[ + two objects ] Can you spare me some change?
PREVENT [ + two objects ]

to prevent someone from having to experience something unpleasant

избавлять кого-либо от чего-либо
[ often passive ] I was spared the embarrassment of having to sing in front of everybody.
to spare

If you have time, money, etc to spare, you have more than you need.

иметь в излишке
I arrived at the station with more than an hour to spare.
spare no effort/expense, etc

to use a lot of effort/expense, etc to do something

не жалеть трудов/затрат и т. д.
[ + to do sth ] We will spare no effort to find out who did this.
spare sb's life

to not kill someone

сохранять кому-либо жизнь → See also spare a thought for sb

(Translation of “spare verb” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)