expense

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪkˈspɛns/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɪkˈspɛns/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ik spens)

Inflections of 'expense' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
expenses
v 3rd person singular
expensing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
expensed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
expensed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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expense

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [small, medium, low, high, reasonable, high, great] expense
  2. [daily, weekly, monthly, yearly] expenses
  3. [a necessary, an unnecessary, an unwelcome] expense
  4. [travel, household, business, accommodation] expenses
  5. an expense of [ten] dollars
  6. a [ten] -dollar expense
  7. a [twenty] -dollar expense seems reasonable
  8. a [fifty] -dollar expense is [ridiculous, a rip off, way too much]
  9. is an expense of the [job, hobby, sport]
  10. a new [car, washing machine, computer] is a necessary expense
  11. could do without the [extra, additional] expense (of)
  12. use a [store, credit, debit] card to pay for the expenses
  13. pay for the expenses [in cash, by check]
  14. the package covers [salary, taxes] and expenses
  15. [list, record, submit] your travel expenses
  16. expenses [incurred, caused, generated] by
  17. write off the expenses (when doing your taxes)
  18. can this expense be written off?
  19. at [the public's, taxpayers', the workers'] expense
  20. at the expense of other [workers, candidates, hopefuls]
  21. at the expense of his [colleagues, friends]
v
  1. expense a [flight, meal, lease, machine]
  2. expense [stocks, shares, equipment, vehicles]
  3. expensed over [time, the year, the quarter]
  4. expensed in [part, full, lieu]
  5. expensed [in accordance with, pursuant to]
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