Examples of misspend in a Sentence
Several government officials have been accused of misspending public money.
warned that a childhood spent playing video games was a misspent youth indeed
Recent Examples of misspend from the Web
The papers also discovered that her predecessor as fund chair, Melanie Johnson, was caught misspending fund money in 2012 and had to repay the city $733.
The Orlando Housing Authority faces complaints from its former financial director, who says authority executives misspent federal housing funds on luncheons, events and vendors who did not go through the bid process for several years ending in 2011.
In a dispute over a stake in the company, David Finkelstein, his former chief financial officer, accused Mr. Mastroianni in a 2015 countersuit of misspending EB-5 funds in a series of projects, including several that involved Qiaowai.
Instead of discovering an inefficient bureaucracy that was misspending money, the panel reported that the agency lacked the money to achieve its enormous task.
The agreement comes nearly two years after a series of Observer reports detailed allegations of sexual harassment and misspending at the Hickory Public Housing Authority.
Lawmakers from France’s National Front may have misspent as much as €5 million in EU funds, the European Parliament now estimates, more than double the original estimate in the investigation into the party’s activities.
Together the two helped shut down the Cancer Fund of America, an entity which misspent millions for the founder’s personal needs rather than charitable good in a 50-state investigation.
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First Known Use of misspend
Synonymsblow, dissipate, fiddle away, fritter (away), lavish, lose, waste, run through, spend, squander, throw away, trifle (away)
Related Wordssplurge; consume, deplete, exhaust, impoverish, overspend, shoot; indulge, overindulge; disburse, expend, lay out
Near Antonymseconomize, scrimp, skimp; preserve, protect, save; hoard, lay up
MISSPEND Defined for English Language Learners
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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