Forspend meaning

To spend up; spend completely; exhaust, as by overexertion.

A painful march, Through twenty hours of night and day prolong'd, Forspent the British troops. ― Southey.

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Origin of forspend

  • From Middle English forspenden, from Old English forspendan (“to spend up, give out, squander, consume”), equivalent to for- +‎ spend.
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