Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To spend beyond the limits of: outspends his earnings.
  • transitive v. To outdo in spending: outspends all her relatives at Christmas.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To spend more than some limit or than another entity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To spend more than.
  • transitive v. To spend to exhaustion; to spend more than the limits of.
  • n. Outlay; expenditure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To surpass in outlay; spend more money than.
  • n. Outlay; expenditure.

Etymologies

out- + spend (Wiktionary)

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