HyperDic: expend

English > 2 senses of the word expend:
VERBconsumptionexpend, useuse up, consume fully
possessionexpend, spend, droppay out
expend > pronunciation
Soundsihkspeh'nd
Rhymesamend ... wend: 48 rhymes with ehnd...
English > expend: 2 senses > verb 1, consumption
Meaninguse up, consume fully.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey expend the money
Example"The legislature expended its time on school questions"
Synonymuse
Entailsconsume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe outuse up (resources or materials)
Entailed bydelight, enjoy, revelTake delight in
NarrowerabuseUse wrongly or improperly or excessively
pervert, misuse, abusechange the inherent purpose or function of something
spareUse frugally or carefully
take, occupy, use uprequire (time or space)
waste, blow, squanderspend thoughtlessly
Spanishacabar, agotar, esgrimir, usar, utilizar
Catalanesgrimir, fer servir, usar, utilitzar
Nounsexpenditurethe act of consuming something
English > expend: 2 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningpay out.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something on somebody
Synonymsspend, drop
NarroweraffordBe able to spare or give up
blowspend lavishly or wastefully on
consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe outuse up (resources or materials)
consume, squander, waste, warespend extravagantly
invest, put, commit, placemake an investment
lay outSpend or invest
misspendspend (money or other resources) unwisely
misspendspend time badly or unwisely
penny-pinch, nickel-and-dimespend money frugally
piddle, wanton, wanton away, piddle away, trifleWaste time
save, economize, economisespend sparingly, avoid the waste of
underspendspend at less than the normal rate
wanton, wanton away, trifle awayspend wastefully
BroaderpayGive money, usually in exchange for goods or services
Spanishdejar caer, expender, gastar
Catalangastar
Adjectivesexpensivehigh in price or charging high prices
Nounsexpendersomeone who spends money to purchase goods or services
expending, expenditurethe act of spending money for goods or services
expendituremoney paid out

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