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expend

expend(
ehk
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spehnd
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to spend)
a. gastar
We've already expended all of the money in our budget.Ya hemos gastado todos los fondos de nuestro presupuesto.
2. (to use)
a. agotar
The leader of the party realized that they would likely expend all their supplies before they arrived to Oregon.El líder del partido se dio cuenta de que era probable que agotaran sus provisiones antes de llegar a Oregón.
b. consumir
The new restriction aims to ensure that the energy industry expends resources sustainably.La nueva restricción pretende asegurar que la industria energética consuma los recursos de manera sostenible.
c. usar
When the 20th Maine had expended all their ammunition, Col. Chamberlain led a bayonet charge down the hill.Cuando el 20 regimiento de Maine había usado todas sus municiones, el Cnel. Chamberlain dirigió una carga de bayoneta cuesta abajo.
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expend [ɪksˈpend]
transitive verb
[+money] gastar; [+time, effort, energy] dedicar;on a; [+resources] consumir; agotar; [+ammunition] usar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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