Definition of disburse verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

disburse

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪsˈbɜːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈbɜːrs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disburse
BrE BrE//dɪsˈbɜːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈbɜːrs//
 
he / she / it disburses
BrE BrE//dɪsˈbɜːsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈbɜːrsɪz//
 
past simple disbursed
BrE BrE//dɪsˈbɜːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈbɜːrst//
 
past participle disbursed
BrE BrE//dɪsˈbɜːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈbɜːrst//
 
-ing form disbursing
BrE BrE//dɪsˈbɜːsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈbɜːrsɪŋ//
 
 
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disburse something (formal) to pay money to somebody from a large amount that has been collected for a purpose The funds were to be disbursed in two instalments. The regional council disburses grants to local writers. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Old French desbourser, from des- (expressing removal) + bourse ‘purse’.
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