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squander

verb

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1 to use up carelessly
  • squandered all her money gambling in casinos

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2 to cause (members of a group) to move widely apart
  • a single blast of the shotgun squandered the herd of deer

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The first known use of squander was in 1536

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“Squander.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/squander. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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