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spend

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UK [spend]
  • v.用;花(时间);度过;用尽(精力等)
  • n.开销
  • Web花费;花钱;浪费
Past Tense:spent  Simple Present:spends  Present Participle:spending  
Spend
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v.
1.
[t][i]
用,花(钱)to give money to pay for goods, services, etc.
I've spent all my money already.
我已经把我的钱全都花完了。
She spent £100 on a new dress.
她花 100 英镑买了一条新连衣裙。
The company has spent thousands of pounds updating their computer systems.
公司花了几千英镑更新计算机系统。
I just can't seem to stop spending.
我似乎就是没法不花钱。
2.
[t]
花(时间);度过to use time for a particular purpose; to pass time
We spent the weekend in Paris.
我们在巴黎度过了周末。
How do you spend your spare time?
你在业余时间干什么?
How long did you spend on your homework?
你做家庭作业用了多长时间?
I spend too much time watching television.
我看电视花的时间太多。
Most of her life was spent in caring for others.
她大半辈子的时间都用来照顾别人了。
3.
[t][oftpass]
花费,消耗,用尽(精力等)to use energy, effort, etc., especially until it has all been used
She spends too much effort on things that don't matter.
她在一些无关紧要的事情上花费精力太多。
The storm had finally spent itself.
暴风雨终于停歇了。
IDM
My daughter's spending the night with a friend.
我女儿要在一个朋友那里过夜。
spend the night with sb
在某人家里住一夜to stay with sb for a night
My daughter's spending the night with a friend.
我女儿要在一个朋友那里过夜。
和某人一起过夜并发生性关系to stay with sb for a night and have sex with them
spend a penny
(委婉说法,与 use the toilet 同义)解手,方便people say ‘spend a penny’ to avoid saying ‘use the toilet’
n.
1.
[sing]
(informal)
(为某目的或某段时间内的)花销,花费,开销the amount of money spent for a particular purpose or over a particular length of time

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