New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: send · speed · spent · upend · spender · stipend · suspend · append · depend · expend
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spend

1 verb use money as payment
TRANSITIVEcaith verb  c m uhe spent his money foolishly chaith sé a chuid airgid go seafóideach, dhiomail sé a chuid airgidshe spent all her money on tools chaith sí a cuid airgid uilig ar uirlisí
INTRANSITIVEcaith verb  c m uthe government wants us to spend, spend, spend! ba mhaith leis an rialtas go mbeimis ag caitheamh agus ag caitheamh!
2 verb do sth for a while TRANSITIVEcaith verb  c m ushe spent most of her life in Ireland chaith sí formhór a saoil in Éirinna lot of his time is spent on taking care of his garden caitheann sé go leor dá chuid ama ag tabhairt aire dá ghairdínthey spent their nights in smoking and drinking chaith siad a gcuid oícheanta ag caitheamh tobac agus ag ragairne, chuir siad na hoícheanta isteach ag caitheamh tobac agus ag ólwe spent a whole day walking the island chaitheamar lá iomlán ag siúl an oileáin
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3 verb expend energy doing sth TRANSITIVEa lot of effort has been spent on making the class interesting tá an-iarracht déanta ionas go mbeadh an rang spéisiúil, tá an-dua faighte ionas go mbeadh an rang spéisiúilthey spend more effort on their wardrobe than their music caitheann siad níos mó ama ar a gcuid éadaí ná ar a gcuid ceoil, faigheann siad níos mó anró óna gcuid éadaí ná óna gcuid ceoilwe're paying for the effort spent in organising this trip táimid ag íoc as an dua a caitheadh ar an turas seo a eagrúwe spend a lot of energy trying to be in fashion cuirimid go leor dua orainn féin ag iarraidh bheith san fhaisean 4 noun amount spent on sth BUS-ADMcaiteachas masc1  c m uwe had an average spend of 500 euro per year on new books chaitheamar 500 euro sa bhliain ar an meán ar leabhair nua, bhí meánchaiteachas 500 euro sa bhliain orainn ar leabhair nua
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sth spends itself

especially literary the flood has almost spent itself tá an tuile beagnach traoitethe storm had spent itself by morning bhí an stoirm lagaithe faoi mhaidin, bhí an stoirm imithe in éag faoi mhaidinthe flood spent itself in the valley thraoith an tuile sa ghleann

to spend a penny

dul chuig an leithreasdo mhún a dhéanamh

to spend a penny

lámh a chur i do phócahe didn't spend a penny all day níor chuir sé lámh ina phóca an lá ar fad, níor scar sé le pingin féin an lá uile

to spend the night

an oíche a chaitheamhan oíche a chur díot

to spend the night with sb

1 sleep at sb's homean oíche a chaitheamh le duinefanacht oíche i dteannta duine 2 stay overnight to have sexan oíche a chaitheamh le duinecodladh le duineluí le duine

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