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Answer for the clue "Use a credit card", 5 letters:
spend

Alternative clues for the word spend

Splurge

Devote, as time

Go through

Outlay

Go on a buying spree

Lose one's balance?

Shopaholic's watchword

Not be frugal

Pass, as time

Opposite of 50-Down

Be the opposite of 4-Down

Pass

While away

While away, as time

Shell out

Devote

Go on a shopping spree

Buy things

Disburse

Exert, as energy

Eschew frugality

Not be a tightwad

Be profligate, say

Help stimulate the economy

Squander

Use up shekels

Exhaust

Use up

Decrease the bankroll

Dish out dough

Be freehanded

Squander, possibly

What sports do

Use time or money

Run through

Word definitions for spend in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
verb COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES a consumer/spending boom (= a sudden increase in the amount people spend ) ▪ Various factors caused the consumer boom. a spending pattern ▪ The bank’s computer can detect unusual spending patterns. a spending pledge...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Spend \Spend\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spent ; p. pr. & vb. n. Spending .] [AS. spendan (in comp.), fr. L. expendere or dispendere to weigh out, to expend, dispense. See Pendant , and cf. Dispend , Expend , Spence , Spencer .] To weigh or lay out; to dispose...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 Amount spent (during a period), expenditure 2 (context pluralized English) expenditures; money or pocket money. vb. To pay out (money).

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"to pay out or away" (money or wealth), Old English -spendan (in forspendan "use up"), from Medieval Latin spendere , a shortening of Latin expendere "to weigh out money, pay down" (see expend ) or possibly of dispendere "to pay out." A general Germanic...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
v. pass (time) in a specific way; "How are you spending your summer vacation?" [syn: pass ] pay out; "spend money" [syn: expend , drop ] spend completely; "I spend my pocket money in two days" [also: spent ]

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
" Spend " is the 14th episode of the fifth season of the post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead , which aired on AMC on March 15, 2015. It marked Tyler James Williams ' final appearance as the supporting character Noah and Daniel Bonjour's...

Usage examples of spend.

He was therefore accommodated with a second-hand suit and another shirt, and at once listed under the banners of Count Fathom, who spent the whole afternoon in giving him proper instructions for the regulation of his conduct.

He even spent some years with the Financial Accounting Standards Board, or FASB, the primary rules setter for the profession.

Still, with so much of the reported profits tied to mark-to-market accounting, Enron brought in comparatively little actual cash, the commodity desperately needed to pay for all of the spending and new businesses.

After two days of riding the wall, and time spent in the evening studying the ward-wall patrol manual that Maran had provided, his eyes tend to blur whenever he looks toward the chaos and whitened granite that prisons the Accursed Forest.

Five days earlier, Ann had spent most of the day caring for her afflicted daughter Ann and maid Mercy Lewis.

So I spent the better part of Tuesday calling each on the phone, dropping by in person in the case of the nurse-practitioner, the allergy doctor, and our minister, to explain the situation and ask if I might give the GAL their names.

To her mind Zephyr spent far too much time going over old texts and bits of pottery, hiking up to caves that only contained paintings instead of allosaur bones.

She had already spent much of her allotment on a keyboard with letters and numbers to attach to her room screen.

No focus anymore, just mindless ambling, spending his blood, dying in profound shock and absolute terror.

Movements of precious metals and ambulatory currency spiked metropolitan areas, while consumer spending showed up as gangs of small people, one per million, flashing their spending areas and products like dust motes dancing on sunlight.

For the time being, we enjoyed a kind of amplified friendship, spending our leisure moments together, our physical contact limited to hand-holding and kisses on the cheek.

Maybe it was because we had spent those years as analyst and analysand that I had little hesitation in talking to her about it.

Broken hearted over these letters, Camilla spent her time in their perpetual perusal, in wiping from them her tears, and pressing with fond anguish to her lips the signature of her hapless sister, self-beguiled by her own credulous goodness, and self-devoted by her conscientious scruples.

Yoshiko experimented for a few minutes with the hand controller, getting the feel of the thrusters, while Tessa filmed the whole process, showing the people back home the ungainly, angular LM perched atop the spent third stage booster, and Yoshiko peering out the tiny windows as she concentrated on bringing the CSM around until the docking collar at the top of the capsule pointed at the hatch on top of the LM.

The court, which by now had had about all it could take of bedroom antics, decided that Thorpe was no saint himself, and ordered that the child spend nine months of the year with Mary, and the three-month summer vacation with her father.