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Definición de “spare” en inglés

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spareadjective

uk   /speər/  us   /sper/

spare adjective (EXTRA)

B1 If something is spare, it is available to use because it is extra: a spare key/tyre spare sheets and blankets Do you have a spare pen? We've got a spare room if you want to stay overnight with us. Could I have a word with you when you've got a spare moment/minute?UK informal "Do you want this cake?" "Yes, if it's going spare (= if no one else wants it)."spare time A2 time when you are not working: I like to do a bit of gardening in my spare time.
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spare adjective (THIN)

literary tall and thin: He had the spare build of a runner.

spare adjective (NOT DECORATED)

literary usually approving plain and not decorated: The interior is spare, almost minimalist.

spare adjective (ANNOYED)

go spare UK informal to get very upset or angry: She goes spare if I'm so much as five minutes late.

spareverb

uk   /speər/  us   /sper/

spare verb (SAVE)

[T] to not hurt or destroy something or someone: They asked him to spare the women and children.

spare verb (AVOID)

[T + two objects] to prevent someone from having to experience something unpleasant: Luckily, I was spared the embarrassment of having to sing in front of everyone. It was a nasty accident - but I'll spare you (= I won't tell you) the gruesome details.

spare verb (TRY HARD)

spare no effort/expense C2 to use a lot of effort, expense , etc. to do something: [+ to infinitive] We will spare no effort to find out who did this.not spare yourself formal to try as hard as you can to achieve something: She never spared herself in the pursuit of excellence.

spare verb (GIVE)

C1 [T] to give time, money, or space to someone especially when it is difficult for you: [+ two objects] Could you spare me £20? I'd love to come, but I'm afraid I can't spare the time.spare a thought for sb C2 to think about someone who is in a difficult or unpleasant situation: Spare a thought for me tomorrow, when you're lying on a beach, because I'll still be here in the office!to spare C1 left over or more than you need: If you've got any wool to spare when you've finished the pullover, can you make me some gloves? I caught the plane with only two minutes to spare. There's no time/We've got no time to spare if we want to get the article written by tomorrow.

sparenoun

uk   /speər/  us   /sper/
[C] an extra thing that is not being used and can be used instead of a part that is broken, lost, etc. [C usually plural] (also spare part) a piece that can be used to replace another similar piece in a car or other device
(Definition of spare from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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