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English verb: expend

1. expend (consumption) use up, consume fully

SamplesThe legislature expended its time on school questions.

ExamplesThey expend the money


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)abuse, abuse, blow, misuse, occupy, pervert, spare, squander, take, use up, waste

Entailconsume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out

2. expend (possession) pay out

SamplesSpend money.

Synonymsdrop, spend

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

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