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tr.v. mis·spent (-spĕnt′), mis·spend·ing, mis·spends
To spend improperly or extravagantly; squander: misspent the funds; misspent their youth.
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vb, -spends, -spending or -spent
to spend thoughtlessly or wastefully
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v.t. -spent, -spend•ing.
to spend wrongly or unwisely; squander; waste.
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Past participle: misspent
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|Verb||1.||misspend - spend time badly or unwisely; "He misspent his youth"|
|2.||misspend - spend (money or other resources) unwisely|
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