Significado de “spend” - en el Diccionario Inglés

spend en inglés británico

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spendverb

uk /spend/ us /spend/ spent, spent

spend verb (MONEY)

A2 [ I or T ] to give money as a payment for something:

How much did you spend?
I don't know how I managed to spend so much in the club last night.
We spent a fortune when we were in New York.
She spends a lot of money on clothes.
We've just spent $1.9 million on improving our computer network.
We went on a spending spree (= we bought a lot of things) on Saturday.

Más ejemplos

  • 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)

A2 [ T ] to use time doing something or being somewhere:

I think we need to spend more time together.
I spent a lot of time cleaning that room.
I've spent years building up my collection.
I spent an hour at the station waiting for the train.
How long do you spend on your homework?
My sister always spends ages in the bathroom.
We spent the weekend in Buenos Aires.
You can spend the night here if you like.

Más ejemplos

  • 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)

[ T ] to use energy, effort, force, etc., especially until there is no more left:

For the past month he's been spending all his energy trying to find a job.
They continued firing until all their ammunition was spent (= there was none of it left).
The hurricane will probably have spent most of its force (= most of its force will have gone) by the time it reaches the northern parts of the country.
Her anger soon spent itself (= stopped).

spendnoun [ S ]

uk /spend/ us /spend/ UK informal

(Definición de spend del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

spend en inglés americano

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spendverb

us /spend/ past tense and past participle spent /spent/

spend verb (MONEY)

[ I/T ] to give money as a payment for something:

[ T ] We spent a lot of money on our vacation but we had a great time.

spend verb (TIME)

[ T ] to use time; to allow time to go past:

It doesn’t look as if you spent very long on your homework.
I’ve spent many years building up my collection.
You can spend the night here if you like (= stay here for the night).

spend verb (FORCE)

[ T ] to use energy, effort, force, etc., until there is no more left:

For the past month he’s been spending all his energy trying to find a job.

(Definición de spend del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

spend en inglés de negocios

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spendverb

uk /spend/ us spent, spent

[ I or T ] to give money as a payment for something:

How much did you spend?
spend sth on sth We've just spent €1.9 million on improving our computer network.
We've spent too much money on advertising that isn't working.
We spent a fortune when we were in New York.

[ T ] to use time doing something or being somewhere:

spend time doing sth They need to spend more time improving customer relations.
spend time on sth I spent a lot of time on that report.
How long do you spend at the computer each day?
spend years/ages I've spent years building up this company.
spend a day/week/year, etc. We spent last weekend working.

[ T ] to use energy, effort, force, etc., especially until there is no more left:

For the past month he's been spending all his energy trying to find a job.

spendnoun [ S ]

uk /spend/ us ECONOMICS, FINANCE

the amount of money that is spent on a particular activity:

the spend on/for sth The total spend on the project was almost a million pounds.
If your company's annual spend on telephone calls exceeds $3,000, then it would be worth changing plans.
the total/actual spend BP will spend $1 billion more this year, raising the total spend to $15 billion.

(Definición de spend del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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