Ex·pend v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expended; p. pr. & vb. n. Expending.] To lay out, apply, or employ in any way; to consume by use; to use up or distribute, either in payment or in donations; to spend; as, they expend money for food or in charity; to expend time labor, and thought; to expend hay in feeding cattle, oil in a lamp, water in mechanical operations.
If my death might make this island happy . . .
I would expend it with all willingness. --Shak.
Ex·pend, v. i.
1. To be laid out, used, or consumed.
2. To pay out or disburse money.
They go elsewhere to enjoy and to expend. --Macaulay.
v 1: use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on
school questions" [syn: use]
2: pay out; "spend money" [syn: spend, drop]