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1. spare [ v ] refrain from harming

Used in print:

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

She had even steeled herself to keep Juanita upstairs in the nurse 's room off the empty nursery , although the girl tried to insist on moving_back to the quarters to spare Kate remembrance of the baby 's death .

Synonyms spare save Related Terms refrain_from refrain favor sparer

2. spare [ v ] to give up as not strictly needed: he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey.

Used in print:

(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)

Nobody wanted Americans to be hurt or captured , and few soldiers could be spared as escorts .

(Irving Fineman, Woman of Valor: The Life of Henrietta...)

Besides , Miss_Henrietta - as she was generally known since she had put up her hair with a chignon in the back - had little time to spare them from her teaching and writing ; so Cyrus_Adler became interested in her friend Racie_Friedenwald , and Joe_Jastrow - the only young_man who when he wrote had the temerity to address her as Henrietta , and signed himself Joe - fell_in_love with pretty sister Rachel .

Synonyms spare give_up dispense_with part_with Related Terms give

3. spare [ v ] save or relieve from an experience or action
Examples: "I'll spare you from having to apologize formally"

Used in print:

(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)

For His mercy and His guidance to spare you from evil and eternal punishment in the Lake_of_Fire '' .

He strove to think of God and His eternal wrath ; he must pray to be spared .

Synonyms spare Related Terms exempt

4. spare [ a ] thin and fit
Examples: "the spare figure of a marathon runner" "a body kept trim by exercise"

Used in print:

(Christopher Davis, First Family....)

He would sit , slim-waisted and spare , on the edge of Scotty 's bed , his legs crossed so elaborately that the crossed foot could tap the floor .

Synonyms spare trim Related Terms thin

5. spare [ a ] more than is needed, desired, or required
Examples: "trying to lose excess weight" "found some extra change" "another book on heraldry might be thought redundant" "sleeping in the spare room" "supernumerary ornamentation" "delete superfluous words"

Used in print:

(The Family Fallout Shelter. Office of Civil and Defence...)

With a spare battery , a source of light for 2 weeks or more would be assured .

Synonyms surplus extra excess redundant spare supernumerary superfluous supererogatory Related Terms unnecessary

6. spare [ a ] lacking in amplitude or quantity
Examples: "a bare livelihood" "a scanty harvest" "a spare diet"

Synonyms bare scanty spare Related Terms meager

7. spare [ v ] use frugally or carefully

Synonyms spare Related Terms use

8. spare [ a ] kept in reserve especially for emergency use
Examples: "a reserve supply of food" "a spare tire" "spare parts"

Synonyms spare reserve Related Terms unnecessary

9. spare [ n ] an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle

Synonyms spare fifth_wheel Related Terms car_wheel

10. spare [ a ] not taken up by scheduled activities
Examples: "a free hour between classes" "spare time on my hands"

Synonyms free spare Related Terms unoccupied

11. spare [ n ] an extra component of a machine or other apparatus

Synonyms spare spare_part Related Terms component

12. spare [ a ] just sufficient
Examples: "the library had a spare but efficient look"

Synonyms spare Related Terms sufficient

13. spare [ n ] a score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls

Synonyms spare Related Terms score

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