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English definition of “spare”

spare

verb [T + two objects] (AVOID)    /speər/ US  /sper/
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.Preserving and savingDefending and protecting
(Definition of spare verb (AVOID) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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