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To spend or to pay money - thesaurus

Synonyms

disburse

verb

very formal to pay out money from a fund

spend

verb

to use money to pay for things

pay

verb

to give money in order to buy something

pay out

to spend or pay money, especially a lot of money

finance

verb

to pay for something such as a large project

fund

verb

to provide the money for something that costs a lot

invest in

to spend money on something in order to improve it or make it more successful

put up

to provide a large amount of money for something

bear the cost/expense etc

to pay for something

pay good money for something

to pay a lot for something: used for emphasizing that you spent a lot, especially when it has not been worth it

KKB

interjection

Philippine English used for saying that the cost of a meal will be shared

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advance

verb

to give or lend someone money before the usual time or before they do something

award

verb

to officially give someone an amount of money so that they are able to do something

bankroll

verb

to provide the money for something

blow

verb

informal to spend a lot of money quickly on things that you do not need

break into

to start to use an amount of money

charge

verb

to arrange for payment to be made later

charge

verb

mainly American to pay for something with a credit card

chip in

if people chip in, they each give some money to help pay for something

clean out

informal to use all of someone’s money

compensate

verb

to pay someone money because they have suffered an injury or loss

cough up

informal to give money to pay for something, especially when you would prefer not to

cross someone’s palm with silver

to give money to someone, especially so that they will tell your fortune (=say what will happen to you in the future)

defray

verb

formal to provide money to pay for something

dig deep

to manage to find a lot of money for something

dig into

informal to start using money that you had been saving

dip into

to take some money from an amount that you have saved, especially when you should not

dip into your pocket

to use your own money to pay for something, especially when it is not your responsibility to pay for it

draw down

to reduce an amount of money by using it

extend

verb

formal to agree to lend someone money or to give them credit

foot the bill (for something)

to pay for something that is expensive or that someone else should be paying for

fork out

to spend money on something, especially when you do not want to

funnel

verb

to supply money or goods to a person or organization, not directly but by using another person, organization, or system

give

verb

spoken to pay money for something

give

verb

to provide a large amount of money, for example a loan or a grant

go

verb

to pay or accept a particular amount of money for something

go Dutch

if people go Dutch, each of them pays for their own meal, drinks, entertainment etc when they go somewhere together

go halves

to share the cost of something with someone so that you each pay 50%

hand over fist

if you make or spend money hand over fist, you earn or spend a lot of it

inject

verb

to provide more money for something

keep

verb

to provide money for yourself or someone else, in order to pay for the food, clothes, and other things that you or they need

kick in

American to give something, especially money

lash out

British to spend a lot of money on something

lay out

informal to spend an amount of money

lend

verb

to give someone money that you expect them to pay back later

live beyond/within your means

to have a way of life in which you spend more money than you earn/less money than you earn

maintain

verb

to provide someone with the money and other things that they need in order to live

make a hole in something

to use a large part of an amount of money

make it worth someone’s while

to pay a reward to someone for doing something

meet

verb

to pay money that is owed or needed for something

overshoot

verb

to spend more money than you should on something

overspend

verb

to spend more money than you should or more than you intended to

pay

verb

to give money to someone who does a job for you

pay/be charged for the privilege

to have to pay for something, usually when this does not seem fair

pay the earth

to pay a very large amount of money

pay through the nose (for something)

to pay much too much for something

pay your way

to pay for everything that you need or use yourself, rather than allowing or expecting other people to pay for you

pick up the bill/tab

informal to pay for something

plunk down

mainly Americaninformal to pay a particular amount of money for something

pony up

to pay for something

prepay

verb

to pay for something before the time when you use it

provide for

to look after someone by making money in order to buy the things that they need

push the boat out

to spend a lot of money on something, especially a celebration

put down

to pay part of the cost of something and agree to pay the rest later

put someone through school/university/college

to pay for someone to be a student at a school, university, or college

put towards

to add a particular amount of money to an amount that is being collected in order to buy something

put your hand in your pocket

to spend money, or to give some to someone or something

recompense

verb

formal to give someone recompense for something

redeem

verb

to use a voucher (=a piece of paper worth a particular amount) to pay for something

refund

verb

to give someone their money again, especially because they have paid too much for something or have decided they do not want it

reimburse

verb

to give someone the same amount of money that they have spent, for example on something connected with their work

remunerate

verb

formal to pay or reward someone for their work

rob Peter to pay Paul

to take money that was intended for one particular thing and spend it on something else

run through

to spend or use a lot of money in a short period of time

set someone up for life

to provide someone with enough money so that they do not have to work for the rest of their life

shell out

to spend a lot of money on something

spare no expense

to spend as much money as necessary to make something good, without worrying about the cost

spender

noun

someone who spends money

spend money like water

to spend too much money in a careless way

splash out

to buy something expensive

splurge

verb

informal to spend a lot of money, especially on something special as a way of making yourself feel good

spring for

to pay for someone else’s share of something

stand

verb

informal old-fashioned to buy something for someone, especially food or drink

stump up

to give money, often without wanting to give it

sub

verb

informalBritish to lend money to someone

subscribe

verb

to pay money so that you will regularly receive copies of a newspaper or magazine

subscribe

verb

to pay money regularly in order to receive a service

subscribe

verb

to pay money for a set of tickets to a series of performances

supplement

verb

to add extra money to the amount that you normally earn

support

verb

to provide money, food, shelter, or other things that someone needs in order to live

support

verb

to give money to a politician, organization etc in order to help them to achieve a particular aim

take care of

informal to pay for something: used especially when you are offering to pay for someone else

target

verb

to direct money or help to a particular group of people

throw money at something

to try to improve something by spending a lot of money on it. This expression usually shows that you do not think this will be successful

throw your money around

to spend a lot of money on things that you do not need

tip

verb

to give someone a small amount of money in addition to what you owe for a service

top an offer/bid

to say you will pay more money for something than someone else

treat

verb

to do or to buy something special for yourself or someone else

underspend

verb

to spend too little money on something, or to spend less than you expected

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