Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb spend

3 senses of spend

Sense 1
spend, pass -- (pass time in a specific way; "how are you spending your summer vacation?")

Sense 2
spend, expend, drop -- (pay out; "spend money")
       => pay -- (give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please")

Sense 3
spend -- (spend completely; "I spend my pocket money in two days")
       => consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out -- (use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week")

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