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SQUANDER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does squander mean? 

SQUANDER (verb)
  The verb SQUANDER has 2 senses:

1. spend thoughtlessly; throw away
2. spend extravagantly

  Familiarity information: SQUANDER used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SQUANDER (verb)


Sense 1squander [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Spend thoughtlessly; throw away

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

squander; waste; blow

Context examples:

He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends / You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree

Hypernyms (to "squander" is one way to...):

expend; use (use up, consume fully)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "squander"):

burn (spend (significant amounts of money))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2squander [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Spend extravagantly

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

ware; squander; consume; waste

Context example:

waste not, want not

Hypernyms (to "squander" is one way to...):

drop; expend; spend (pay out)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "squander"):

dissipate; fool; fool away; fritter; fritter away; frivol away; shoot (spend frivolously and unwisely)

luxuriate; wanton (become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously)

lavish; shower (expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns)

overspend (spend at a high rate)

fling; splurge (indulge oneself)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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