Translation of expend in Spanish:
- 1.1 (spend) See examples:to expend something
onsomething/somebody(money)I've expended a good deal of time on her/the projectgastar algo enalgo/alguienle he dedicado mucho tiempo a ella/al proyectoExample sentences1.2 (use up, exhaust)
- 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.
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