Examples of squander in a Sentence
He vowed not to squander this opportunity.
squandered all her money gambling in casinos
Recent Examples of squander from the Web
Just last weekend, when Texas A&M squandered a 34-point lead in the second half and lost 45-44 to UCLA , a Lou Holtz parody account on Twitter claimed the Aggies were unveiling a new logo.
Nokia's product pipeline was deeply flawed, and the momentum of 2012 and 2013 was squandered.
On defense, Jonathan Greenard laid a vicious hit on D.J. Penick in the first quarter, but Greenard hit Penick after the play and squandered a third-and-long chance.
The top of the order squandered former Royals starter Zack Greinke’s parting gift — two straight walks to lead off the fifth inning — when reliever David Hernandez threw just 11 pitches to retire the next three batters.
In determining the circumstances surrounding Vanessa’s killing, investigators learned that Andrew allegedly squandered most of the couple’s money on cocaine.
After completing 79 percent of his passes the previous four games, Stidham turned in what was ostensibly the second-worst performance of his career during Auburn's 27-23 loss to LSU in which is squandered a 20-point first-half lead.
The Rebels squandered an early 17-0 lead and tied the game at 24 before the Rebels responded with the game-winning drive behind Wallace.
The Owls squandered a 13-0 lead and needed a career-best 49-yard field goal from Aaron Boumheri to beat Football Championship Subdivision school Vilanova, 16-13.
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Origin and Etymology of squander
First Known Use: 1536See Words from the same year
Synonymsblow, dissipate, fiddle away, fritter (away), lavish, lose, misspend, run through, spend, waste, 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
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