"spending" in the noun sense
1. spending, disbursement, disbursal, outlay
the act of spending or disbursing money
2. outgo, spending, expenditure, outlay
money paid out an amount spent
"spending" in the verb sense
1. spend, pass
use up a period of time in a specific way
"how are you spending your summer vacation?"
2. spend, expend, drop
"I spend my pocket money in two days"
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