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An example use of spend in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… this is how I spend on an idea versus …”
Spend means to use up or to use up money or resources.
the word spend occurs in english on average 75 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that spend can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;