spent Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"spent" in British English

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uk   us   /spent/
past simple and past participle ofspend


uk   us   /spent/
Something that is spent has been used so that it no ​longer has any ​power or ​effectiveness: spent ​bullets/​matches After several ​defeats in a ​row, ​people are ​starting to say that the ​team is a spent force. literary tired: We ​arrivedhome spent after ​ourlongjourney.
(Definition of spent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"spent" in American English

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spentadjective [not gradable]

 us   /spent/
completely used to the ​point of no ​longer having any ​power or ​effectiveness: Radio ​signalsenabledrecovery of the spent ​rocket 25 ​miles from the ​launchsite. Spent also ​means having no ​energyleft: After doing her ​shopping, she was spent.
(Definition of spent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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