- 1to use money to pay for goods or services
- 2to pass time in a particular way, especially when you are not working
- 3to use a particular amount of time or energy doing something
Using spend: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "spend" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
I spent all my money on clothes.
We spent the evening watching TV.
She spent years studying for her degree.
He spends his weekends playing golf.
spend Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using spend
a person who spends money in an extravagant, irresponsible way
He's a spendthrift who can't resist buying expensive gadgets.
Excuse me, I need to spend a penny.
Don't spend yourself too quickly, we still have a long way to go.
Phrases with spend
I don't want to spend any more money on this project.
She spent a fortune on her wedding dress.
I try to spend quality time with my family every weekend.
Origins of spend
from Old English 'spendan', meaning 'to consume'
Summary: spend in Brief
The verb 'spend' [spend] means to use money to pay for goods or services, to pass time in a particular way, or to use a particular amount of time or energy doing something. It can be used in phrases like 'spend time/money/energy on something,' 'spend a fortune,' and 'spend quality time.' Idioms include 'spendthrift,' 'spend a penny,' and 'spend yourself.'