keep from using, spending, etc.
give up (sb/sth that is not being used or is not needed); afford to give
save (sb) (need or trouble)
keep from punishing, harming, attacking, or killing
not in use but kept for use if needed, not needed for use, free
spare part (for a machine, car, etc.), especially an extra wheel for a car
"the spare figure of a marathon runner"
"a body kept trim by exercise"
"trying to lose excess weight"
"found some extra change lying on the dresser"
"yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"
"skills made redundant by technological advance"
"sleeping in the spare room"
"it was supererogatory of her to gloat"
"delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"
"extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"
"surplus cheese distributed to the needy"
"a free hour between classes"
"spare time on my hands"
"a reserve supply of food"
"a spare tire"
"a bare livelihood"
"a scanty harvest"
"a spare diet"
"a plain hair style"
"unembellished white walls"
"functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete"
"I'll spare you from having to apologize formally"
"he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey"
Poor or tardy supply of spares from the makers.
A car may carry only 2 spares.
Patriots..Enjoy'dsspare feast!sa radish and an egg!
出自： W. Cowper
To order the whole establishment on the sparest footing possible.
出自： George Eliot
Spare my grey beard, you wagtail?
出自：King Lear , Shakespeare
He and Friday, none but they having been spared when their ship went down.
出自： J. M. Coetzee
Successive owners had spared the..Victorian fireplace.
出自： B. W. Aldiss
Can you spare one of your sandwiches for this hungry boy?
I can't spare the time for a holiday at present.
Spare your energy for some other work.
We could barely manage to spare a few men for ploughing.
Can you spare me a few yuan?
He said he could spare me only ten minutes.
误 I am very sorry I have spare so much of your time.
正 I am very sorry I have taken so much of your time.