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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.

misspend

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

mis•spend

(mɪsˈspɛnd)

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

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
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"
Translations

misspend

[ˌmɪsˈspend] (misspent (pt, pp)) VTmalgastar, desperdiciar
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