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English definition of “spend”

spend

verb [T] (FORCE)    /spend/ (spent, spent)
to use energy, effort, force, etc., especially until there is no more left: For the past month he's been spending all his energy trying to find a job. They continued firing until all their ammunition was spent (= there was none of it left). The hurricane will probably have spent most of its force (= most of its force will have gone) by the time it reaches the northern parts of the country. Her anger soon spent itself (= stopped).Using and misusing
(Definition of spend verb (FORCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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