Spent an hour exercising.
An example of to spend is to run until you have no more energy.
An example of to spend is to use your time by reading.
An example of to spend is to give a retailer money to buy new clothes.
The storm finally spent itself.
Spent their vacation in Paris.
Doubled the spend on computers.
Spending hours together.
The management of spend.
His fury was spent.
He spends far more on gambling than he does on living proper.
To spend an estate in gambling.
My sister usually spends her free time in nightclubs.
We spent the winter in the south of France.
I'm sorry, boss, but the advertising spend exceeded the budget again this month.
Origin of spend
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English spenden, from Old English *spendan (attested in compounds Äspendan (“to spend"), forspendan (“to use up, consume")), from Proto-Germanic *spendanÄ…, *spendÅnÄ… (“to spend"), borrowed from Latin expendere (“to weigh out"). Cognate with Old High German spentÅn (“to consume, use, spend") (whence German spenden (“to donate, provide")), Middle Dutch spenden (“to spend, dedicate"), Old Icelandic spenna (“to spend").