squander


1squan·der

verb \ˈskwän-dər\

: to use (something) in a foolish or wasteful way

squan·deredsquan·der·ing \-d(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of SQUANDER

transitive verb
1
:  to spend extravagantly or foolishly :  dissipate, waste <squandered a fortune>
2
:  to cause to disperse :  scatter
3
:  to lose (as an advantage or opportunity) through negligence or inaction
intransitive verb
squan·der·er \-dər-ər\ noun

Examples of SQUANDER

  1. He vowed not to squander this opportunity.
  2. <squandered all her money gambling in casinos>

Origin of SQUANDER

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1536

Rhymes with SQUANDER

2squander

noun

Definition of SQUANDER

:  an act of squandering

First Known Use of SQUANDER

1709

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