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

 spend /ˈspɛnd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spend v. i.
 1. To expend money or any other possession; to consume, use, waste, or part with, anything; as, he who gets easily spends freely.
    He spends as a person who knows that he must come to a reckoning.   --South.
 2. To waste or wear away; to be consumed; to lose force or strength; to vanish; as, energy spends in the using of it.
    The sound spendeth and is dissipated in the open air.   --Bacon.
 3. To be diffused; to spread.
    The vines that they use for wine are so often cut, that their sap spendeth into the grapes.   --Bacon.
 4. Mining To break ground; to continue working.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spend v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spent p. pr. & vb. n. Spending.]
 1. To weigh or lay out; to dispose of; to part with; as, to spend money for clothing.
    Spend thou that in the town.   --Shak.
    Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread?   --Isa. lv. 2.
 2. To bestow; to employ; -- often with on or upon.
 I . . . am never loath
 To spend my judgment.   --Herbert.
 3. To consume; to waste; to squander; to exhaust; as, to spend an estate in gaming or other vices.
 4. To pass, as time; to suffer to pass away; as, to spend a day idly; to spend winter abroad.
    We spend our years as a tale that is told.   --Ps. xc. 9.
 5. To exhaust of force or strength; to waste; to wear away; as, the violence of the waves was spent.
    Their bodies spent with long labor and thirst.   --Knolles.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: pass (time) in a specific way; "How are you spending your
           summer vacation?" [syn: pass]
      2: pay out; "spend money" [syn: expend, drop]
      3: spend completely; "I spend my pocket money in two days"
      [also: spent]