v. lay out, apply, or employ in any way; consume by use; use up or distribute, either in payment or in donations; spend
The soldiers expend all their ammunition in that fight.
Sentence in Classic:
That there were now occasional sounds of feet and voices overhead which he inferred the cotton did not exclude, from the circumstance of his evidently being clutched by the lady as a victim on whom to expend her superabundant agitation when the sounds were loudest.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
For she only had to hold herself back in sexual intercourse, and let him finish and expend himself without herself coming to the crisis: and then she could prolong the connexion and achieve her orgasm and her crisis while he was merely her tool.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
In vain does Napoleon erect walls from what is left to him of his Guard; in vain does he expend in a last effort his last serviceable squadrons.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
Insurrection, which is speedily exhausted, has only a certain number of shots to fire and a certain number of combatants to expend.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
To this Teta Elzbieta hastened to respond that nothing could be too cheap to suit them just then; for they were quite terrified over the sums they had had to expend.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
But the scout, after suffering the ardor of the lover to expend itself a little, found means to convince him of the folly of precipitation, in a manner that would require their coolest judgment and utmost fortitude.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context