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spend
British English: /spɛnd/
American English: /spɛnd/

Translation of spend in German:

transitive verb spent

  • 1
    (pay out)
    ausgeben
    spend money like water or [colloquial] as if itˈs going out of fashion
    sein od. das Geld mit beiden Händen ausgeben od. hinauswerfen [colloquial]
    money well spent
    sinnvoll ausgegebenes Geld
    it was money well spent
    es hat sich ausgezahlt
    spend a penny [figurative]
    [colloquial]
    mal verschwinden [müssen] [colloquial]
  • 2
    (use)
    aufwenden (on für)
    spend one's time/a day
    seine Zeit/einen Tag verbringen
    time well spent
    sinnvoll verwendete Zeit
    it was effort/time well spent
    es hat sich ausgezahlt
  • 3spend itself [figurative] (Sturm, Wut)
    sich legen

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