GIVE [T] › to give time or money to someone: 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: [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: 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: [+ to do sth] We will spare no effort to find out who did this.