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Perhaps she is a spare in case one dies. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And how could it be supposed that his uncle and aunt would spare him again? Jane Austen Emma (1815)Suggestions for uses for a spare dictionary to the usual address please. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Land sparing is already occurring on a grand scale. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Foster parents will also be exempt when housing benefit is docked for council tenants with spare space. The Sun (2013)We had a spare bit of money but that has all gone now. The Sun (2014)Work you do in your spare time to help a friend has a lucky outcome. The Sun (2012)It was finished with two days to spare. Judd, Alan Ford Madox Ford (1990)Is it really true that we are incapable of sparing a single minute for sorrow and respect? Times, Sunday Times (2008)We should spare a thought for the prisoners too. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Or the possibility of the new carpet failing to match the duvet in the spare bedroom. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Make sure you take spare robes in case you get wet. The Sun (2007)Such problems can be avoided if a proper charge is made for the use of spare capacity. Charles A. D'Ambrosio & Stewart D. Hodges & Richard Brealey & Stewart Myers Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Put the chicken in a roasting tin with room to spare. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is money to spare already beyond the original plans of the organisers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You can't replace it just by shelling out more when you have some spare cash again. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Love the idea of a cake stand but can't spare the shelf space? Times, Sunday Times (2010)In the face of all this antiquity, the couple left the rough stone farmhouse pretty spare and plain. Times, Sunday Times (2013)

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British English: spare /spɛə/ ADJECTIVE
You use spare to describe something that is the same as things that you are already using, but that you do not need yet and are keeping ready in case another one is needed.
If possible keep a spare pair of glasses accessible in case your main pair is broken or lost.
  • American English: spare
  • Arabic: احْتِيَاطِيّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: excedente
  • Chinese: 备用的
  • Croatian: rezervni
  • Czech: náhradní
  • Danish: ekstra
  • Dutch: reserve
  • European Spanish: de más
  • Finnish: ylimääräinen
  • French: supplémentaire
  • German: übrig
  • Greek: εφεδρικός
  • Italian: di riserva
  • Japanese: 余分の
  • Korean: 여분의
  • Norwegian: reserve-
  • Polish: zapasowy
  • European Portuguese: excedente
  • Romanian: de rezervă
  • Russian: свободный
  • Spanish: de más
  • Swedish: i reserv
  • Thai: ซึ่งสำรองไว้
  • Turkish: yedek
  • Ukrainian: запасний
  • Vietnamese: thừa
British English: spare /spɛə/ VERB
If you spare time or money, you make it available.
I can only spare 35 minutes for this meeting.
  • American English: spare
  • Arabic: يَسْتَغْنِي
  • Brazilian Portuguese: conceder
  • Chinese: 宽容
  • Croatian: odvojiti
  • Czech: ušetřit
  • Danish: afse
  • Dutch: sparen persoon
  • European Spanish: emplear
  • Finnish: säästää joku joltakin
  • French: épargner
  • German: entbehren
  • Greek: φείδομαι
  • Italian: risparmiare
  • Japanese: 容赦する
  • Korean: 할애하다
  • Norwegian: skåne
  • Polish: oszczędzić darować
  • European Portuguese: poupar
  • Romanian: a se dispensa de
  • Russian: сохранить
  • Spanish: escatimar
  • Swedish: avvara
  • Thai: สงวนไว้
  • Turkish: ayırmak
  • Ukrainian: заощаджувати
  • Vietnamese: dành cho ai

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