spend (something) for (something)

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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 ?
It can spend money enough on such things as farmers and traders value, but it is thought Utopian to propose spending money for things which more intelligent men know to be of far more worth.
And always, the wages still untouched in her lap, she had him take out what he estimated he would need for spending money for the week to come.
The support worker said: "I was a little bit short for spending money for the holiday but I'm all sorted now.
The average amount of monthly spending money for Japanese male salaried workers as of mid-April fell from a year earlier for the second consecutive year amid the recession, which has hurt corporate earnings and employees' income, a survey by Shinsei Financial Co.
"Some players only think about today, spending money for the day, spending money on a car, nights out and on this and on that.
The prize includes return rail travel, pick-up from the station straight to the Radisson Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel, free entry to the exclusive Funkybudda nightclub with two cocktails each on arrival and pounds 100 spending money for the night.
"I am saving up now for spending money for my holiday.