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spare

adjective
 
 
/speər/
B1 If something is spare, it is available to use, because it is extra and not being used: a spare bedroom spare cash spare parts Too much and unnecessary
spare time A2 time when you are not working: I enjoy gardening in my spare time.Too much and unnecessary
Translations of “spare”
in Korean 여분의…
in Arabic اِحْتياطي…
in French libre…
in Turkish yedek…
in Italian in più, di ricambio, di riserva…
in Chinese (Traditional) 額外的, 額外的,備用的, 多餘的…
in Russian запасной, лишний…
in Polish wolny, zapasowy…
in Spanish libre…
in Portuguese a mais, de sobra…
in German die Freizeit…
in Catalan sobrer…
in Japanese 予備の, 余分の, 控えの…
in Chinese (Simplified) 额外的, 额外的,备用的, 多余的…
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