Definition of to spare in English:

to spare

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Translate to spare into Spanish


  • Left over.

    ‘that turkey will feed ten people with some to spare’
    • ‘If you try and do it in your spare time, you very quickly realize that you have no spare time to spare for anything else.’
    • ‘If you want to follow a story, and you have time to spare, you can read, hear or see it in at least a hundred different versions.’
    • ‘Her album is due out in mid-July and she only has a week to spare amid all the promotions, so she can't do both.’
    • ‘She got to the stable with fifteen minutes to spare, and made her way over to Eagle's stall.’
    • ‘I got there with seconds to spare and had enough time to clean up a little bit before there was a knock at me door.’
    • ‘Twitching slightly, I mount the stairs and quietly slip into my spot in the storage facility, with not a moment to spare.’
    • ‘He wasn't in his performance clothes, which usually meant he had some time to spare.’
    • ‘Jake arrived without a moment to spare, whisking me out of the driveway with a wink for Mason.’
    • ‘"We had about 20 ft to spare at the end of the runway.’
    • ‘So, if you have a three or four hours to spare what are you waiting for!’
    left over, left, over, remaining, unused, unneeded, not required, still available, surplus to requirements
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