tr.v. out·spent (-spĕnt), out·spend·ing, out·spends
1. To spend beyond the limits of: outspends his earnings.
2. To outdo in spending: outspends all her relatives at Christmas.
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vb (tr)
to spend more money than
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v.t. -spent, spend•ing.
1. to outdo in spending.
2. to exceed (one's resources) in spending.
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[aʊtˈspend] (outspent (pt, pp)) VT to outspend sbgastar más que algn
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