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squan·der

 (skwŏn′dər)
tr.v. squan·dered, squan·der·ing, squan·ders
1. To spend wastefully or extravagantly; dissipate. See Synonyms at waste.
2. To fail to take advantage of: squandered an opportunity to go to college.
3. Archaic To scatter.
n.
Extravagant expenditure; prodigality.

[Origin unknown.]

squan′der·er n.
squan′der·ing·ly adv.

squander

(ˈskwɒndə)
vb (tr)
1. to spend wastefully or extravagantly; dissipate
2. an obsolete word for scatter
n
rare extravagance or dissipation
[C16: of unknown origin]
ˈsquanderer n

squan•der

(ˈskwɒn dər)

v.t.
1. to spend or use extravagantly or wastefully.
2. to scatter.
n.
3. extravagant or wasteful expenditure.
[1585–95; orig. uncertain]
squan′der•er, n.

squander


Past participle: squandered
Gerund: squandering

Imperative
squander
squander
Present
I squander
you squander
he/she/it squanders
we squander
you squander
they squander
Preterite
I squandered
you squandered
he/she/it squandered
we squandered
you squandered
they squandered
Present Continuous
I am squandering
you are squandering
he/she/it is squandering
we are squandering
you are squandering
they are squandering
Present Perfect
I have squandered
you have squandered
he/she/it has squandered
we have squandered
you have squandered
they have squandered
Past Continuous
I was squandering
you were squandering
he/she/it was squandering
we were squandering
you were squandering
they were squandering
Past Perfect
I had squandered
you had squandered
he/she/it had squandered
we had squandered
you had squandered
they had squandered
Future
I will squander
you will squander
he/she/it will squander
we will squander
you will squander
they will squander
Future Perfect
I will have squandered
you will have squandered
he/she/it will have squandered
we will have squandered
you will have squandered
they will have squandered
Future Continuous
I will be squandering
you will be squandering
he/she/it will be squandering
we will be squandering
you will be squandering
they will be squandering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been squandering
you have been squandering
he/she/it has been squandering
we have been squandering
you have been squandering
they have been squandering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been squandering
you will have been squandering
he/she/it will have been squandering
we will have been squandering
you will have been squandering
they will have been squandering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been squandering
you had been squandering
he/she/it had been squandering
we had been squandering
you had been squandering
they had been squandering
Conditional
I would squander
you would squander
he/she/it would squander
we would squander
you would squander
they would squander
Past Conditional
I would have squandered
you would have squandered
he/she/it would have squandered
we would have squandered
you would have squandered
they would have squandered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.squander - spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
expend, use - use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions"
blow - spend lavishly or wastefully on; "He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"
burn - spend (significant amounts of money); "He has money to burn"
2.squander - spend extravagantlysquander - spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
fool away, fritter, fritter away, frivol away, fool, dissipate, shoot - spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one's inheritance"
luxuriate, wanton - become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously
lavish, shower - expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns; "He was showered with praise"
overspend - spend at a high rate
expend, spend, drop - pay out; "spend money"
splurge, fling - indulge oneself; "I splurged on a new TV"

squander

verb waste, spend, fritter away, blow (slang), consume, scatter, run through, lavish, throw away, misuse, dissipate, expend, misspend, be prodigal with, frivol away, spend like water He had squandered his chances to win.
keep, save, be frugal, be thrifty, store, economize, put aside for a rainy day

squander

verb
1. To use up foolishly or needlessly:
2. To spend (money) excessively and usually foolishly:
Slang: blow.
noun
Translations
يُبَدِّدُيُبَذِّر
plýtvatrozházet
klatte væk
tuhlata
potratiti
sóa, eyîa
浪費する
낭비하다
izšķērdētizšķiest
slösa bort
ใช้จ่ายสุรุ่ยสุร่าย
boşa harcamakisraf/çarçur etmek
lãng phí

squander

[ˈskwɒndəʳ] VT [+ money] → derrochar, despilfarrar; [+ opportunity] → desperdiciar; [+ time, resources] → emplear mal

squander

[ˈskwɒndər] vt
[+ money] → gaspiller
[+ chances] → gâcher

squander

vtverschwenden, vergeuden (→ on an +acc); opportunityvertun

squander

[ˈskwɒndəʳ] vt (money) → sperperare, dissipare, scialacquare; (time, opportunity) → sprecare, perdere

squander

(ˈskwondə) verb
to waste. He squandered all his money on gambling.

squander

يُبَدِّدُ plýtvat klatte væk vergeuden χαραμίζω despilfarrar tuhlata dilapider potratiti sperperare 浪費する 낭비하다 verspillen sløse roztrwonić desperdiçar расточать slösa bort ใช้จ่ายสุรุ่ยสุร่าย boşa harcamak lãng phí 浪费
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Princes (there are more Princes than policemen in Naples--the city is infested with them)--Princes who live up seven flights of stairs and don't own any principalities, will keep a carriage and go hungry; and clerks, mechanics, milliners and strumpets will go without their dinners and squander the money on a hack-ride in the Chiaja; the rag-tag and rubbish of the city stack themselves up, to the number of twenty or thirty, on a rickety little go-cart hauled by a donkey not much bigger than a cat, and they drive in the Chiaja; Dukes and bankers, in sumptuous carriages and with gorgeous drivers and footmen, turn out, also, and so the furious procession goes.
Some one who pitied me was kind enough to tell me what every one in London knows already-- your daily visits to Curzon Street, your mad infatuation, the monstrous sums of money you squander on this infamous woman!
No matter; I should like it better if it were a boy--only that its father will leave it no inheritance that he can possibly squander away.
Eben Wright said it must cost an awful lot to put in four years at Redmond; and I felt all over me that it was unpardonable of me to squander Marilla's money and my own on such a folly.