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English verb: spend

1. spend (stative) pass time in a specific way


SamplesHow are you spending your summer vacation?.


ExamplesThey spend a long time


Synonymspass


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)do, get through, holiday, overwinter, serve, slum, sojourn, soldier, summer, vacation, weekend, while away, winter

2. spend (possession) pay out


SamplesSpend money.


ExamplesThey spend money on their grandchild, They spend the money


Synonymsdrop, expend


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something on somebody


Broader (hypernym)pay


Narrower (hyponym)afford, blow, commit, consume, consume, deplete, eat, eat up, economise, economize, exhaust, invest, lay out, misspend, misspend, nickel-and-dime, penny-pinch, piddle, piddle away, place, put, run through, save, squander, trifle, trifle away, underspend, use up, wanton, wanton, wanton away, wanton away, ware, waste, wipe out

3. spend (possession) spend completely


SamplesI spend my pocket money in two days.


ExamplesThey spend the money


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something on somebody


Broader (hypernym)consume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out


Narrower (hyponym)overspend, underspend









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