misspend

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verb mis·spend \ˌmis-ˈspend\

Definition of misspend

misspent

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misspending

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to spend wrongly :  squander <a misspent life>

Examples of misspend in a sentence

  1. Several government officials have been accused of misspending public money.

  2. <warned that a childhood spent playing video games was a misspent youth indeed>

14th Century

First Known Use of misspend

14th century



MISSPEND Defined for English Language Learners

misspend

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verb mis·spend \ˌmis-ˈspend\

Definition of misspend for English Language Learners

  • : to spend or use (something, such as time or money) in a way that is not legal, careful, or wise



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