pay out money in order to get sth
pass time; finish
"how are you spending your summer vacation?"
"I spend my pocket money in two days"
Magee spent his wealth for more power.
出自： L. Steffens
He spends his money like water.
出自： S. Delaney
I spent..half my wages on nude magazines.
出自： M. Amis
His wife spends a lot of money for her dresses every month.
He spends his spare time for visiting workers.
They will spend three years in prison.
She spent three hours in watching TV.
I spent my holidays in travelling in Scotland.
He spent a pleasant hour in talking with friends.
She spent a good deal of time going over your paper.
They spent the rest of the morning wandering in the streets.
He spent his life writing the book.
He spent a pleasant hour talking with friends.
Don't spend your money in gambling.
A week may be spent in seeing the interesting sights of the city.
The day before his departure was spent packing his luggage.
She spent half her salary on clothing.
She spent a great deal of money on a new car.
He spends his part of the money he made from selling newspapers on chemicals for his experiments.
He spends pages on it in his book.
This student seems to have spent much effort on his piece of writing.
He spends a lot of money on entertaining friends.
He has spent a small fortune on improving his property.
误 She spent three hours to watch TV.
正 She spent three hours (in) watching TV.
误 He spent much time to prepare for the examination.
正 He spent much time preparing for the examination.
析 当强调“花费时间做某事”时,常用spend time (in) v -ing, in可以省略,但spend后不能用动词不定式。
误 Last night I went to a movie.How did you spend?
正 Last night I went to a movie.How did you spend the night?
误 We spent a good time in New York.
正 We had a good time in New York.
析 表示“过得愉快,玩得高兴”可用成语have a good time〔enjoy oneself〕,不可说spend a good time。
误 We went to the cinema to spend the time until the train arrived.
正 We went to the cinema to pass the time until the train arrived.