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American English: /ɪkˈspɛnd/
British English: /ɪkˈspɛnd/
, /ɛkˈspɛnd/

Translation of expend in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (spend) See examples:to expend something on something/somebody
    gastar algo en algo/alguien
    I've expended a good deal of time on her/the project
    le he dedicado mucho tiempo a ella/al proyecto
    Example sentences
    • Massachusetts enjoyed a qualified success with its militia by expending money and energy on the effort.
    • SInce the country has not yet become self-reliant in terms of energy, it still expends vast sums of money protecting energy supplies.
    • Mostly, I am bitter that I spent so much time expending emotional energy towards ills that only existed in his mind.
    1.2 (use up, exhaust)

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