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Spare

[n] a score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls
[n] an extra car wheel and tire
[n] an extra component of a machine or other apparatus
[adj] lacking in amplitude or quantity; "a bare livelihood"; "a scanty harvest"; "a spare diet"
[adj] thin and fit; "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise"
[adj] more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy"
[adj] kept in reserve especially for emergency use; "a reserve supply of food"; "a spare tire"; "spare parts"
[adj] not taken up by scheduled activities; "a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands"
[adj] just sufficient; "the library had a spare but efficient look"
[v] use frugally or carefully
[v] to give up as not strictly needed: he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey.
[v] refrain from harming
[v] save or relieve from an experience or action; "I'll spare you from having to apologize formally"


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