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disburse

  

      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)  
  disbursable      adj  
  disbursement      n  
  disburser      n  
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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disburse

  
  
expend, fork out     (slang)   lay out, pay out, shell out     (informal)   spend  

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