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spend (something) for (something)

1. To spend some amount of money in order to purchase some product or service. I'd be willing to spend around $1,000 at most for a new refrigerator. If you spend the bare minimum for your computer, you can't expect it to give you top of the line performance.
2. To expend some amount of time doing something. A lot of people struggle to spend enough time for family when they are the primary earners in their households. I make a point of spending an hour each day for yoga and meditation. This new operating system is so large that you should expect to spend a couple hours for the installation.
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spend something for something

to pay out an amount of money for something. I spent nearly forty dollars for that vase! How much did you spend for this houseif I may ask?
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References in classic literature ?
Then we returned to the National Saloon and spent no more than we could decently avoid spending for the comfort and warmth.
RICHES are for spending, and spending for honor and good actions.
Most observers peg combined candidate and PAC spending for the presidential election at one-third of total political spending, while outliers like Meredith project an even lower contribution.
Any anomalous returns will impact spending for three or more years.
In addition to his bitter fights with the White House and House Republican leaders over the No Child Left Behind Act and the massive Medicare expansion bill, he has led the campaign to eradicate budget earmarks, which anonymously tack federal spending for pet projects onto larger bills.
Although it reports closing one minority-owned dealership in 2005, General Motors contends the number of black suppliers remains "fairly stable." Minority suppliers account for $3.6 billion (Tier 1) and $2.2 billion (Tier 2) of GM's total spending for suppliers/vendors.
(For his efforts, says the Weekly Standard, Pence is "loathed by Bush aides and House Republican leaders.") The offsets would pay for Katrina's expenses by cutting one dollar of existing spending for each dollar of new spending, which is hardly broad slashing.
Over the same period, annual spending for natural resources and environment programs increased much more slowly--$14.5 billion to $27.8 billion.
Spending for non-residential construction will improve gradually.
NCC expects IT user organisations to remain a little cautious and we expect this to be reflected in a modest increase in IT spending for 2003.
The stock-market crash of 2000-2001 produced large-scale job losses in finance and industry, made up for, however, to a considerable extent by spending for consumption in general and house maintenance and building.
Of the 25 companies surveyed, 16 recorded cuts in capital spending for 2001, including W.R.
Recognizing those facts, it can be puzzling that commodity program defenders contend that any sum transferred to conservation will morbidly wound commodity programs' effectiveness, while environmental groups insist on upping spending for expanded farm conservation programs.
By the raw power of money, the coalition of military bureaucrats and their corporate parasites has continued to command lavish spending for Cold War weaponry such as the, B-2 while programs for low birthweight babies, childhood immunizations, scholarship assistance, Medicaid, and Medicare are slashed.