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expend (something) for (something)

To spend a certain amount of money on something. I bet Al expend a bundle for a fancy car like that.
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expend (something) in (something)

To use some resource in some action or pursuit. We've been expending most of our effort in marketing, but we really need to improve the product.
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expend (something) on (someone or something)

To use some resource to attempt to make a change of some kind in 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. We don't have to expend much training time on Lisa—she already knows the ropes.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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5), only K [greater than] B may encourage the source country to expend money in order to reduce illegal immigration.
This requirement is tempered in that an entity making alterations to a primary function area need only expend up to 20% of the overall alteration costs on complying with the path of travel requirement.
E[acute accent]In accordance with the terms of the agreement, Piedmont paid AuEx $10,000 upon execution and must expend at least $50,000 during the first year of the agreement.
The series 2005A bond proceeds are being held in escrow and the county expects to change the county bond resolution allowing them to expend 2005A bond proceeds for facility construction at the site ultimately selected.
Piedmont must reimburse AuEx $10,995 for claims fees and expend at least $75,000 on exploration during the first year.
2) Lalo must expend a minimum of US$100,000 and pay Mena US$50,000 per concession within 4 years from approval of this agreement.
Under the terms of the agreement, AuEx will reimburse Newmont claim holding fees for 2004 and 2005 totaling approximately US$11,000 and is committed to expend US$200,000 in exploration expenses during the first 30 months of the agreement.
The terms of the Joint Venture require Magnus to expend, through its subsidiary Golden River, a total of US$3,010,000 on the area covered by the two Exploration Licenses over a period of roughly four years.
Piedmont will be required to spend $180,000 in work commitment expenditures by March 1, 2006 and then decide whether or not to expend $200,000 to exercise an underlying option to purchase part of the property by April 12, 2006.
Conclusion: Outcomes s/p RYGBP, when measured in %EWL, is improved when the patient expends more energy in activity/day, is more active in hours of activity/day or is more active with higher MET Level 3 activities and is not significantly improved with change in energy intake.