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Related to expend: expound, corpulence
expend (something) for (something)
To spend a certain amount of money on something. I wonder how much money Al had to expend for a fancy car like that.
expend (something) in (something)
To use something in some action or pursuit. Unfortunately, my side business has not been worth what I'm expending in energy to market it.
expend (something) on (someone or something)
To use something on someone or something in particular. I don't want to expend much energy on my side business anymore because I'm just not making that much money from it.
expend something for something
to pay a certain amount for something. I expended an enormous amount for skin creams. How much money did you expend for this gaudy tie?
expend something in something
to use or consume something in some activity. You expend too much energy in talking. Harry expended a lot of time in the preparation of his speech.
expend something on someone or something
to use something on someone or something. Don't expend too much energy on him. He isn't worth it. There is no point in expending any more money on this car.