spare [-d] v


  1. Relinquish; do without; give up.
  2. Exempt; excuse; relieve; protect from having to undergo.
  3. Share; give; have an extra one.
  4. Avoid; abstain from; hold back; do not indulge in.
  5. Save; deliver; present; [word play on “spar”] span; stretch across; extend a line through.
  6. Phrase. “to spare”: extra; available; in addition; as a surplus.