HyperDic: squander

English > 2 senses of the word squander:
VERBpossessionsquander, waste, blowspend thoughtlessly
consumptionsquander, consume, waste, warespend extravagantly
squander > pronunciation
Soundsskwaa'nder
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English > squander: 2 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningspend thoughtlessly; throw away.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
Synonymswaste, blow
Narrowerburnspend (significant amounts of money)
Broaderuse, expenduse up, consume fully
Oppositeconserve, husband, economize, economiseUse cautiously and frugally
Similar toblowspend lavishly or wastefully on
Spanisharrojar, desgastar, desperdiciar, malgastar
Catalandesgastar, gastar
Nounssquanderera recklessly extravagant consumer
English > squander: 2 senses > verb 2, consumption
Meaningspend extravagantly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsconsume, waste, ware
Narrowerdrink, topedrink excessive amounts of alcohol
fritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool awayspend frivolously and unwisely
lavish, showerexpend profusely
luxuriate, wantonBecome extravagant
overspendspend at a high rate
splurge, flingindulge oneself
Broaderspend, expend, droppay out
Spanishconsumir, derrochar, gastar, ingerir, malgastar
Catalanconsumir, dilapidar, ingerir
Nounssquanderera recklessly extravagant consumer
squanderingspending resources lavishly and wastefully

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