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expend

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈspend/

Translation of expend in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

[formal]
  • 1.1 (spend) to expend sth on sth/sb [money] gastar algo en algo/algn 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) [resources/supplies] consumir, agotar

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