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adjective spare pronunciation in American English /sper/
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  1. 1
    [only before noun] a spare object is one that you keep in addition to other similar objects so that it is available if you need it
    a spare key/battery/pair of glasses
    Bring a towel and some spare clothes.
  2. 2
    available
    Every spare patch of land has been converted into a vegetable garden.
  3. 3
    literary plain and simple without any unnecessary detail or decoration
    a spare writing style
  4. 4
    literary thin
    She was about thirty-seven, tall, and spare.

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