vb tr to pay out
(C16: from Old French desborser, from des- dis-1 + borser to obtain money, from borse bag, from Late Latin bursa)
Disburse is sometimes wrongly used where disperse is meant: the police used a water cannon to disperse (not disburse) the crowd
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expend, fork out (slang) lay out, pay out, shell out (informal) spend
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