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verb [transitive] span pronunciation in American English /spæn/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlespanning
past tensespanned
past participlespanned
  1. 1
    to last for a particular period of time, especially a long period
    His career spanned half a century.
  2. 2
    to include the whole of an area
    Our business spans the globe.
  3. 3
    if a bridge spans an area of water, it crosses it
    Little gray bridges span the canals.
  4. 4
    to include a number of different things
    a leisure business spanning hotels, restaurants, casinos, and bars


… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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