spend (verb) past tense: spent LISTEN
If you spend money, it means that you pay money to buy things.
- I spent $300 on clothes last month.
If you spend time somewhere, it means that you are in that place for some time.
- She spent six months in Spain.
If you spend time with someone, it means that you do something with them because you want to be with them.
- I love spending time with my children.
In pop culture?
Do you know the song “Big Spender” by Shirley Bassey? A ‘big spender’ is someone who spends a lot of money. Listen for these words in the song: “Hey big spender. Spend a little time with me.”
There are other meanings of spend.