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expend

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪkˈspend/ formal
to use or spend something, especially time, effort, or money: expend energy/effort/time Why do firms expend effort investing abroad, rather than staying home and producing for export? expend money/resources/funds Managers had to expend a lot of time dealing with the consequences of the incident.
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