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From Middle English forspenden, from Old English forspendan (to spend up, give out, squander, consume), equivalent to for- +‎ spend.

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forspend (third-person singular simple present forspends, present participle forspending, simple past and past participle forspent)

  1. (transitive) To spend up; spend completely; exhaust, as by overexertion.
    • Southey
      A painful march, / Through twenty hours of night and day prolong'd, / Forspent the British troops.

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