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squander

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verb squan·der \ˈskwän-dər\

Definition of squander

squandered

;

squandering

play \-d(ə-)riŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to spend extravagantly or foolishly :  dissipate, waste squandered a fortune

  3. 2 :  to cause to disperse :  scatter

  4. 3 :  to lose (something, such as an advantage or opportunity) through negligence or inaction

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  disperse, scatter

squanderer

play \-dər-ər\ noun

Examples of squander in a Sentence

  1. He vowed not to squander this opportunity.

  2. squandered all her money gambling in casinos

Origin and Etymology of squander

origin unknown


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squander

noun squan·der

Definition of squander

  1. :  an act of squandering

First Known Use of squander

1709


SQUANDER Defined for English Language Learners

squander

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verb

Definition of squander for English Language Learners

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


SQUANDER Defined for Kids

squander

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verb squan·der \ˈskwän-dər\

Definition of squander for Students

squandered

;

squandering

  1. :  to spend foolishly :  waste She squandered her allowance. Don't squander this opportunity.



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