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spend

noun A popular UK back-formation from the verb “spend”, defined as the amount of money spent on something.

Example
The Commercial Medicines Unit works collaboratively with both NHS pharmacists and suppliers in the collation and analysis of secondary care medicines spend on behalf of both the Department of Health and the NHS via its information systems.
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So how does a group holding a majority of the majority, a group claiming to stand for restrained spending, coexist with record-breaking deficits and a 45 percent increase in federal spending since 2001?
With a real constraint on spending, politicians face greater pressure to prioritize spending.
If current indicators hold true, we anticipate overall construction spending levels to be twice that of just ten years ago.
In 1964, Discretionary spending programs (those over which congressional appropriators make decisions, including national defense and other domestic programs) made up nearly 72 percent of federal spending while Mandatory spending (programs like Medicaid, Social Security, and other entitlements) made up the remaining 28 percent.
McCain stayed in the system; by mid-March, his spending pattern looked almost identical to Dole's in 1996.
Bush in the White House, federal spending has not only continued to rise, but has risen at a faster rate.
Since the early 1990s, Japan has had little choice beyond expanded government spending.
Future spending on long-term care cannot be determined from the glossy budget issued by the President's Office of Management and Budget.
The current boom in luxury spending comes even though our national savings rate--always among the lowest of the industrialized countries--recently dropped below zero.
Low-dollar purchases represent a small percentage of most companies' total spending.