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spare time

  
  
free time, leisure, odd moments, time on one's hands, time to kill  
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spare  
      adj  
1    additional, emergency, extra, free, going begging, in excess, in reserve, leftover, odd, over, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus, unoccupied, unused, unwanted  
2    gaunt, lank, lean, macilent     (rare)   meagre, slender, slight, slim, wiry  
3    economical, frugal, meagre, modest, scanty, sparing  
4    go spare        (Brit. slang)   become angry, become distracted, become distraught, become enraged, become mad     (informal)   become upset, blow one's top     (informal)   do one's nut     (Brit. slang)   go mental     (slang)   go up the wall     (slang)   have or throw a fit     (informal)  
      vb  
5    afford, allow, bestow, dispense with, do without, give, grant, let (someone) have, manage without, part with, relinquish  
6    be merciful to, deal leniently with, go easy on     (informal)   have mercy on, leave, let off     (informal)   pardon, refrain from, release, relieve from, save from  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj  
1    allocated, designated, earmarked, in use, necessary, needed, set aside, spoken for  
2    corpulent, fat, flabby, fleshy, generous, heavy, large, plump  
      vb  
6    afflict, condemn, damn, destroy, hurt, punish, show no mercy to  


spare time     
free time, leisure, odd moments, time on one's hands, time to kill  

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spare time

  
  
Your spare time is the time during which you do not have to work and you can do whatever you like.      n-uncount   usu poss N  
In her spare time she read books on cooking...     

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spare     ( spares    plural & 3rd person present)   ( sparing    present participle)   ( spared    past tense & past participle  )
1       adj   You use spare to describe something that is the same as things that you are already using, but that you do not need yet and are keeping ready in case another one is needed.  
usu ADJ n  
Don't forget to take a few spare batteries..., He could have taken a spare key..., The wagons carried spare ammunition.     
      Spare is also a noun., n-count  
Give me the trunk key and I'll get the spare.     
2       adj   You use spare to describe something that is not being used by anyone, and is therefore available for someone to use.  
usu ADJ n  
The spare bedroom is on the second floor..., There was hardly a spare inch of space to be found.     
3       verb   If you have something such as time, money, or space to spare, you have some extra time, money, or space that you have not used or which you do not need.  
only to-inf  
You got here with ninety seconds to spare...      V  
It's not as if he has money to spare...      V  
4       verb   If you spare time or another resource for a particular purpose, you make it available for that purpose.  
She said that she could only spare 35 minutes for our meeting...      V n  
He suggested that his country could not spare the troops for such an operation.      V n  
5       verb   If a person or a place is spared, they are not harmed, even though other people or places have been.  
LITERARY   usu passive  
We have lost everything, but thank God, our lives have been spared...      be V-ed  
6       verb   If you spare someone an unpleasant experience, you prevent them from suffering it.  
I wanted to spare Frances the embarrassment of discussing this subject...      V n n  
She's just trying to spare Shawna's feelings...      V n  
7   
    sparing  
8    If you spare a thought for an unfortunate person, you make an effort to think sympathetically about them and their bad luck.  
spare a thought for      phrase   V inflects, PHR n  
Spare a thought for the nation's shopkeepers<endash>consumer sales slid again in May...     


spare part        ( spare parts    plural  ) Spare parts are parts that you can buy separately to replace old or broken parts in a piece of equipment. They are usually parts that are designed to be easily removed or fitted.      n-count   usu pl  
spare room        ( spare rooms    plural  ) A spare room is a bedroom which is kept especially for visitors to sleep in.      n-count  
spare time     
Your spare time is the time during which you do not have to work and you can do whatever you like.      n-uncount   usu poss N  
In her spare time she read books on cooking...     
spare tyre        ( spare tyres    plural  )
in AM, use spare tire     
1       n-count   A spare tyre is a wheel with a tyre on it that you keep in your car in case you get a flat tyre and need to replace one of your wheels.  
2       n-count   If you describe someone as having a spare tyre, you mean that they are fat around the waist.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
INFORMAL  
spare wheel        ( spare wheels    plural  ) A spare wheel is a wheel with a tyre on it that you keep in your car in case you get a flat tyre and need to replace one of your wheels.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use spare tire     

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n.
When men have quality time together, and do "guy" things.
[Slang] related to bro-mance
exp.
a difficult time
v.
have a ​difficult ​time
exp.
have a great time; enjoy oneself
n.
encounter mostly for sex done around lunch time
[Fam.] in French it's "cinq à sept" which is rather in the end of afternoon
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
free time spent taking care also of work-related tasks
formed based on "work" and "leisure"
exp.
spend time and energy doing something that is pointless
expression arisen in the 15th century when Newcastle (England) was a major exporter of coal
exp.
let the time go by without doing something important, relax, waste time
E.g.: It was a quite evening: we sat around chatting and watching TV.
abbr. acron.
greatest of all time
[Slang] You won! You're the GOAT!
adj.
[arch.] near in space, time or relation, almost (followed by: upon)
"nigh upon" is even stronger in keeping with an antiquated, even biblical style. "The end of the world is nigh upon us"
n.
a sound (usually a song, jingle) that one hears mentally for a certain period of time
n.
a woman, generally in her twenties, who shows she is having a good time with her friends by shooting "WOO" ("HOO") usually in unison with other woo girls
[Fam.]
adj.
forced by a medical condition to spend most of the time home
n.
a teenager who spends most of his time in front of a screen (computer, smartphone, tablet, TV)
n.
someone who, most of the time, carries a device enabling him to capture his day-by-day experiences (such as a photo camera, mobile phone etc.)
exp.
sleep for a short period of time, have a light sleep
n.
a website that did not undergo any change for a long period of time
[Comp.];[Slang]
exp.
someone who spends very few time with his wife/ her husband because of the partner's preoccupation with physical exercise
n.
a type of work that goes on 24 hours from 24 hours because the teams performing it are located in various time zones.
E.g: Some claim that follow-the-sun is a business failure. It can be used also as a verb (Our team follows the sun ) or as an adjective (We offer follow-the-sun business support) .
n.
digitalizing information in order to keeping it available and exploitable in time
[Tech.] digitalizing = putting something in a format that can be easily read by a computer
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
n.
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
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