Spend or use up (a resource such as money or energy): the energy expended in sport could be directed into other areas
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- 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.
informal fork out, shell out, dish out, cough up, blow, splurge, pour/throw down the drain, spend money as if it grows on trees, spend money as if there were no tomorrow, spend money as if it were going out of style/fashion