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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To pay out money, especially from a large sum that is available for a special purpose.

Usage examples (35)
  • The committee would disburse monies from the fund, which would be determined annually by government.
  • It was meant to disburse the crowd, not kill them.
  • WEDEMAN: ... firing warning shots to disburse the crowd.
  • But said he I will not down you, if you will but disburse for more
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  • The company will "disperse" (scatter) personnel to "disburse" (to pay out) employee bonuses.
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