spare - translate into Spanish with the English-Spanish dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “spare”

See all translations

spare

verb /speə/
to manage without
prescindir, pasar sin
No-one can be spared from this office.
to afford or set aside for a purpose
disponer de
I can’t spare the time for a holiday.
to treat with mercy; to avoid injuring etc
perdonar
’Spare us!’ they begged.
to avoid causing grief, trouble etc to (a person)
evitar
Break the news gently in order to spare her as much as possible.
to avoid using, spending etc
escatimar
He spared no expense in his desire to help us.
to avoid troubling (a person with something); to save (a person trouble etc)
evitar
I answered the letter myself in order to spare you the bother.
sparing adjective careful or economical
frugal, económico
Try to be sparing with the saffron as it is a very expensive ingredient.
sparingly adverb
frugalmente, económicamente
Sparingly, add sugar to the mixture.
spare part noun a part for a machine etc , used to replace an identical part if it breaks etc.
pieza de repuesto, pieza de recambio
spare rib noun a rib of pork with only a small amount of meat left on it.
costilla de cerdo
(and) to spare in greater supply or quantity than is needed; extra
de sobra
I’ll go to an exhibition if I have time to spare I have enough food and to spare.
(Definition of spare from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More translations of “spare” in Spanish

Definitions of “spare” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

extra time

a period of time in a sports game in which play continues if neither team has won in the usual time allowed for the game

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More