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spare

verb (GIVE)    /speər/ US  /sper/
C1 [T] to give time, money, or space to someone especially when it is difficult for you: [+ two objects] Could you spare me £10? I'd love to come, but I'm afraid I can't spare the time.Giving, providing and supplying 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!Thinking and contemplating 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.Too much and unnecessary
(Definition of spare verb (GIVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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