spendverbuk /spend/ us /spend/ (spent, spent)
spend verb (MONEY)
- It may be fairly cheap to buy, but you've got to take into consideration the money you'll spend on repairs.
- The number of staff we can take on will be determined by how much money we're allowed to spend.
- I'm meant to be on an economy drive at the moment, so I'm trying not to spend too much.
- We are duty bound to justify how we spend our funds.
- The council has some spare cash which it proposes to spend on public amenities.
spend verb (TIME)
- Students learning computer studies spend two days each week in a computer lab and four days in the classroom.
- I have to spend three months of the year away from home - but there are compensations like the chance to meet new people.
- They were condemned to spend the rest of their lives in prison.
- It would be a crime to spend such a beautiful day indoors.
- We would spend every meal time entreating the child to eat her vegetables.
spend verb (FORCE)