- vt. 花费,使用(钱等)做某事 spend, use (money, etc.) in doing sth
- vt. 用光; 耗尽 use up
use up, consume fully;
"The legislature expended its time on school questions"
- He lived high and expended largely.
- He has expended much time and energy on that experiment.
- The soldiers expended all their ammunition in that fight.
- I had expended much time on the work but they told me it's useless.
- Don't expend all your time on such a useless job.
- The newly-married couple expended too much money on decorating their apartment.
- They have already expended 12,000 dollars in advertisement.
- He expended all his strength in trying to climb out.
- The enemy had expended all their ammunition.
The promoter had expended nearly $300,000 in securing the legislation.出自： L. Steffens
He had expended much thought on the subject.出自： P. G. Wodehouse
Freud expended much ink and energy trying to prove that artists are neurotics.出自： C. Rycroft
- expend, spend
- ☆ 15世纪初期进入英语，直接源自拉丁语的expendere，意为付出钱。