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Adjective
Something kept in reserve as a spare or backup
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“The spare tire is only suited for temporary or emergency use only.”
Adjective
Being over and above what is necessary, or what must be used or reserved
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“We donated our spare clothing and household items to the local charity.”
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Significantly below an amount or level that is adequate
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“His steed, too, wanted for something to eat, and gnawed eagerly at the spare vegetation as soon as permitted.”
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Thin, with no excess fat
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“Ellen is a small, spare woman with large dark eyes and skin as brown as leather.”
Adjective
(of time) Not taken up by one's usual duties or activities
“I just wish I had more spare time to attend to his needs.”
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Predisposed against giving or sharing
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“Massasoit struck William Bradford as a man grave of countenance and spare of speech.”
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Marked by having a basic or uncomplicated form
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Separated from a usual pair or set
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Without additional features
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Of small width in relation to length
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Out of control with anger or excitement
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Extremely angry or annoyed
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Exactly like something else, especially through having been copied
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Verb
To give something that is auxiliary to one's need (to someone else)
“Would you be able to spare me a couple of dollars?”
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To be able to do without
“I'm so sorry. I just cannot spare even a couple of dollars.”
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To show mercy to, especially by not punishing or killing
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“His ailing mother begged him to spare her, saying that she knew nothing of her real identity.”
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To be very economical or mean about spending or providing something
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“You will want a highly concentrated solution, so don't spare the sugar.”
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To avoid, lessen, or guard against
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To store or set aside for future use
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Euphemize, hold back in communication
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Slack off on
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To have enough money to pay for
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Ready for use if required; in reserve
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To give away (something valuable) for the purpose of gaining something else
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Noun
An interchangeable part, person or piece of equipment
“We promptly replaced the burnt-out fuse with a spare.”
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A surplus amount
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Somebody or something unnecessary
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A copy of an original
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Prepositional phrase
Unused and available if required
Determiner
On top of one or ones previously referred to
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