misspend


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mis·spend

 (mĭs-spĕnd′)
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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misspend

(ˌmɪsˈspɛnd)
vb, -spends, -spending or -spent
to spend thoughtlessly or wastefully
ˌmisˈspender n
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mis•spend

(mɪsˈspɛnd)

v.t. -spent, -spend•ing.
to spend wrongly or unwisely; squander; waste.
[1350–1400]
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misspend


Past participle: misspent
Gerund: misspending

Imperative
misspend
misspend
Present
I misspend
you misspend
he/she/it misspends
we misspend
you misspend
they misspend
Preterite
I misspent
you misspent
he/she/it misspent
we misspent
you misspent
they misspent
Present Continuous
I am misspending
you are misspending
he/she/it is misspending
we are misspending
you are misspending
they are misspending
Present Perfect
I have misspent
you have misspent
he/she/it has misspent
we have misspent
you have misspent
they have misspent
Past Continuous
I was misspending
you were misspending
he/she/it was misspending
we were misspending
you were misspending
they were misspending
Past Perfect
I had misspent
you had misspent
he/she/it had misspent
we had misspent
you had misspent
they had misspent
Future
I will misspend
you will misspend
he/she/it will misspend
we will misspend
you will misspend
they will misspend
Future Perfect
I will have misspent
you will have misspent
he/she/it will have misspent
we will have misspent
you will have misspent
they will have misspent
Future Continuous
I will be misspending
you will be misspending
he/she/it will be misspending
we will be misspending
you will be misspending
they will be misspending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misspending
you have been misspending
he/she/it has been misspending
we have been misspending
you have been misspending
they have been misspending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misspending
you will have been misspending
he/she/it will have been misspending
we will have been misspending
you will have been misspending
they will have been misspending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misspending
you had been misspending
he/she/it had been misspending
we had been misspending
you had been misspending
they had been misspending
Conditional
I would misspend
you would misspend
he/she/it would misspend
we would misspend
you would misspend
they would misspend
Past Conditional
I would have misspent
you would have misspent
he/she/it would have misspent
we would have misspent
you would have misspent
they would have misspent
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.misspend - spend time badly or unwiselymisspend - spend time badly or unwisely; "He misspent his youth"
expend, spend, drop - pay out; "spend money"
2.misspend - spend (money or other resources) unwiselymisspend - spend (money or other resources) unwisely
expend, spend, drop - pay out; "spend money"
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Translations

misspend

[ˌmɪsˈspend] (misspent (pt, pp)) VTmalgastar, desperdiciar
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References in classic literature ?
In consequence of this bad fashion, a man, who is too conscientious to misspend his days among the women, in learning the names of black marks, may never hear of the deeds of his fathers, nor feel a pride in striving to outdo them.
Nor think ye, young ones, that they are the happiest, even in our lifetime of a moment, who misspend it in dancing round a Maypole!"
Yes I know, it's no crime to be posh Unless of course they, misspend tax-payers dosh They'd the best education, England has to offer But all they had was emptiness, when they opened up the coffer They like to blame Labour, when nothing was in the vault But even a fool like me, knows it is their own fault I've no wish to be facetious, this is not a quip As has been proven, by the recent double-dip Jock Brownlee, Loxley Close, Wood End, Coventry.