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“expend” in British English

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expendverb [ T ]

uk /ɪkˈspend/ us /ɪkˈspend/ formal

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“expend” in American English

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expendverb [ T ]

us /ɪkˈspend/

to use or spend something, esp. time, effort, or money:

They expend all their energy fixing up their house.

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“expend” in Business English

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expendverb [ T ]

uk /ɪkˈspend/ us 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?
Managers had to expend a lot of time dealing with the consequences of the incident.

(Definition of “expend” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)