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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·pend /ɪkˈspɛnd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on
           school questions" [syn: use]
      2: pay out; "spend money" [syn: spend, drop]