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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


Synonymsuse


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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