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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.
References in classic literature ?
When I had gotten within a mile or so of my home I was so completely tired out that I could not walk any farther, and I went into an old, abandoned house to spend the remainder of the night.
Well, then," I said, "if that's all, the thing to do is to find Orlando, tell him that you cannot bear it, and spend the rest of your holiday, you and he, together.
Miss Bennet accepted her aunt's invitation with pleasure; and the Bingleys were no otherwise in her thoughts at the same time, than as she hoped by Caroline's not living in the same house with her brother, she might occasionally spend a morning with her, without any danger of seeing him.
If on the other hand taxes are reduced while spending is increased, then the shortfall between what the government spends and what the government collects in taxes will widen.
Hermon said he spends at least $10,000 a year on his bikes, races, and gas, food and lodging for competitions.
Since conspicuous consumption is competitive--the more one person spends, the more others have to spend to keep up--my choice to buy or not to buy something is not merely a private decision but also a public act.
If Congress spends more money in one category than the budget allows, the president can rescind spending until the target is met.
The survey reveals that the vast mover market spends significantly on move-related items during the 90-day `hot period' surrounding a move.