Meaning of “spend” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /spend/ past tense and past participle spent
Extra Examples
You must spend the money as you see fit.She refuses to spend more than £20 on a pair of shoes.Many people have questioned the wisdom of spending so much money on weapons.He spends the bulk of his money on rent.I'd sooner spend a bit more money than take chances with safety.

A2 to use money to buy or pay for something:

The company has spent $1.9 million on improving its computer network.
She spends too much money on clothes.
How much did you spend?

A2 to use time doing something or being somewhere:

He spent 18 months working on the project.
He's planning to spend some time at home with his family.
How long did you spend in Edinburgh?

(Definition of “spend” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)