from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To spend up; spend completely; exhaust, as by overexertion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To spend completely; exhaust, as by overexertion.
From Middle English forspenden, from Old English forspendan ("to spend up, give out, squander, consume"), equivalent to for- + spend. (Wiktionary)