Basic+ Word of the Day: spend

spend (verb) past tense: spent LISTEN

"Time to spend some money!"

If you spend money, it means that you pay money to buy things. The past of spend is spent.

  • 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.
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