Definition of 'expend'
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You have expended too much energy on this inherited family member for years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is that you are a failure and that all the effort expended on you is a waste of time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We probably expended half our energy on explaining what we were doing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Why was such huge effort expended for so little gain? Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is amazing to look at the total resources of time and money expended on church bulletins. Christianity Today (2000)He enjoys the fact that people like me expend energy wondering about it. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They have expended little effort because the audience has been starved of options. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The amount of scientific effort which is expended on defence varies considerably from country to country. Science, Technology, and Social Change (1988)The energy expended on this perpetual urge to explore different locations can also be found in his work. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It can help you to keep the momentum or go against you if you expend too much energy. The Sun (2013)If only they expended as much energy working out ways to engage people with the political system again. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If a box is lifted to shoulder height energy has been expended doing work to move the box against gravity. Technology Basic Facts (1990)They were dismayed at the money and energies expended by Blond on foreign women. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Most of the billions of dollars for reconstruction have been expended, so money has little sway. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Why then, did prehistoric humanity expend such time and energy predicting them? Dictionary of Mind, Body and Spirit (1994)For more than 40 years very significant public money was expended on attempts to do just this. Times, Sunday Times (2006)After so much energy and time had been expended, the matter remained unresolved. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In either case, does the extra time expended have sufficient payoff in the improved flavour or nutritional value? Times, Sunday Times (2006)It thinks that educational outcomes reflect initial social and economic circumstances rather than effort expended by parents, pupils and teachers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I have watched over the years as she has expended much time and emotional energy in dealing with these cases. Times, Sunday Times (2014)All our energy and money would be expended driving across country to find that all-important element a meal could not do without. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It's a small space, and the actors expend a lot of energy just avoiding the furniture. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So here it is: the cyclist has to expend about 20 times as much energy as a pedestrian to reach his normal journey speed again. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Used Occasionally. expend is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'expend'
British English: expend VERB
To expend something, especially energy, time, or money, means to use it or spend it.
Children expend a lot of energy and may need more high-energy food than adults.
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