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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fritter away mean? 

  The verb FRITTER AWAY has 1 sense:

1. spend frivolously and unwisely

  Familiarity information: FRITTER AWAY used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Spend frivolously and unwisely

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking


fool away; fritter; fritter away; frivol away; fool; dissipate; shoot

Context example:

Fritter away one's inheritance

Hypernyms (to "fritter away" is one way to...):

consume; squander; ware; waste (spend extravagantly)

"Fritter away" entails doing...:

consume; deplete; eat; eat up; exhaust; run through; use up; wipe out (use up (resources or materials))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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