spot (someone)

vb
a.
American
to pay for, lend or advance money to. This usage of spot probably derives from gambling or sports jargon in which it means to specify odds or condi-tions.
► Spot me a twenty will you?
b.
to lend or give. The older adult collo-quialism has become a vogue term among British adolescents since 2000. Can you spot me a cig?

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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