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Spanish translation of “spare”


verb /speə/
to manage without No-one can be spared from this office. to afford or set aside for a purpose I can’t spare the time for a holiday. to treat with mercy; to avoid injuring etc ‘Spare us!’ they begged. to avoid causing grief, trouble etc to (a person) Break the news gently in order to spare her as much as possible. to avoid using, spending etc He spared no expense in his desire to help us. to avoid troubling (a person with something); to save (a person trouble etc) I answered the letter myself in order to spare you the bother. sparing adjective careful or economical Try to be sparing with the saffron as it is a very expensive ingredient. sparingly adverb
frugalmente, económicamente
spare part a part for a machine etc, used to replace an identical part if it breaks etc. spare rib a rib of pork with only a small amount of meat left on it. (and) to spare in greater supply or quantity than is needed; extra
de sobra
I’ll go to an exhibition if I have time to spare I have enough food and to spare.
(Definition of spare from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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