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English definition of “spare”

spare

adjective (EXTRA)    /speər/ US  /sper/
B1 If something is spare, it is available to use because it is extra: a spare key/tyre spare sheets and blankets Have you got a spare pen? We've got a spare room if you want to stay overnight with us. Could I have a word with you when you've got a spare moment/minute?UK informal "Do you want this cake?" "Yes, if it's going spare (= if no one else wants it)."Too much and unnecessary spare time A2 time when you are not working: I like to do a bit of gardening in my spare time.Passive and not working
(Definition of spare adjective (EXTRA) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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