Definition of spend :
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.
miss, employ, shell out, degenerate, bestow, settle, draw on, increase, come about, invest in, authorise, die, remain, go toward, out, fall, stand, evanesce, dismiss, kill, go, put in, dangle, pass off, swing, fund, allocate, fork out, donate, fleet, deteriorate, perish, defray, run, eat up, throw, waste, go through, fool away, exceed, give-up the ghost, tarry, fritter away, go by, turn over, knock off, return, pass along, snuff it, leave out, clear, stick around, shed, devolve, pass, neglect, cut down, hap, fill, fall out, hand, legislate, authorize, overlook, occur, make pass, send away, slip away, trifle, burn, bring in, reach, kick the bucket, overstep, extend, eliminate, put across, wait, or up, top, play out, fork over, glide by, surpass, slide by, fiddle away, fade, go along, fritter, apply, liquidate, travel by, decease, unload, overtake, throw away, set down, outlay, pass on, draw, misspend, lose, pretermit, drift, stay behind, use, expire, blow over, drop dead, drop off, overhaul, elapse, cast away, linger, finish, polish off, go on, put up, communicate, exit, omit, give, transcend, confer, send packing, absorb, finance, go past, make it, draw down, pass by, drop, fell, take place, conk, dribble, overleap, bear the cost/expense etc., cast, use up, sink, contribute, run through, lead, misuse, lavish, cast off, strike down, egest, time, stay, buy the farm, put down, excrete, save, discharge, throw off, blow, pass away, drop down, guide, laze, lay out, keep, go across, cash in one's chips, slip by, utilize, choke, croak, flatten, pop off, shake off, idle, dispense, exploit, happen, pay out, drip, pay, lapse, drain, fall back on
consume (part of speech: verb)
expend (part of speech: verb)
- We have made such a big fire, because he was going to spend the evening with us. - "Lover or Friend", Rosa Nouchette Carey.
- We gave our Mother a dollar to spend any way she wanted to. - "Fairy Prince and Other Stories", Eleanor Hallowell Abbott.
- She is to spend to- night with us. - "The Weavers, Complete", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009.