spring for

spring for
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "spring for":
present tense I/you/we/they spring for he/she/it springs for present participle springing for past tense sprang for past participle sprung for American informal
spring for something to pay for someone else's share of something

I'll spring for dinner tonight.


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