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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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?
See also: expend, for

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.
See also: expend, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"The amount of energy expended is dependent on how much weight you lose.
To maintain weight, he must consume the same number of calories than he expends.
To lose weight (fat), he must expend fewer calories than he consumes.
Using a single-period game, it shows that by imposing a penalty on each apprehended illegal alien, the host country will increase the motivation of the source country to expend money for preventing illegal immigration.
It is shown here that by imposing a penalty on each apprehended illegal alien, the host country will increase the motivation of the source country to expend money for preventing illegal immigration.
Thus, when [Y.sub.R11] - [Y.sub.R01] [greater than] 0, that is, [n.sub.1]([p.sub.1] - [p.sub.0])(A + K) [greater than] [C.sub.R], then R well decide to expend [C.sub.R] for any strategy of S.
then R's strategy is dependent on S's strategy, where if S decides not to expend [C.sub.s], then R will decide to expend [C.sub.R], and if S decides to expend [C.sub.s], then R will decide not to expend [C.sub.R].
Thus, when [Y.sub.S01] - [Y.sub.S00] [greater than] 0, that is, ([n.sub.0] - [n.sub.1])[[p.sub.0](B + K) - B] [greater than] [C.sub.s], then S well decide to expend [C.sub.S] independent of R's strategy.
then S's strategy is dependent on R's strategy, where if R decides not to expend [C.sub.R], then S well decide to expend [C.sub.S] and if R decides to expend [C.sub.R], then S will decide to expend [C.sub.S] as well.
Let ([P.sub.R], [P.sub.S]) be a Nash equilibrium in mixed strategies, where [P.sub.R] and [P.sub.S] are R's and S's probabilities of choosing to expend [C.sub.R] and [C.sub.S], respectively.
She said the threshold increase would not relieve pass-through entities from the responsibility for monitoring their subrecipients that expend less than $300,000.
This is mainly because as we get older we slow down and don't expend the energy we once did.
(1968), efforts expended by students are important when considering their perceptions of the grades that are assigned.