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squander Explained

squander at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


squander at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1593, of unknown origin ("Merchant of Venice," i.3). ///

squander at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] to carelessly waste money, time, opportunities etc// --The home team squandered a number of chances in the first half.// squander sth on sth// --They squandered the profits on expensive cars.//

squander at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

72 Moby Thesaurus words for "squander":
ablate, absorb, assimilate, bleed white, blow, budget, burn up,
consume, cost, cost out, decrease, deplete, depreciate, digest,
disburse, dissipate, drain, drain of resources, dribble away, eat,
eat up, erode, exhaust, expend, extravagancy, finish, finish off,
fool away, fork out, fritter, gamble away, go through, gobble,
gobble up, hang the expense, impoverish, incur costs, ingest,
invest, lavish, lavishness, lay out, open the purse, outlay,
overdoing, pay, pay out, prodigality, put out, run through,
scatter, schedule, seize the day, shell out, shrink, sink money in,
slather, sow broadcast, spend, splurge, suck dry, swallow,
swallow up, throw, throw away, throw money around, use up, waste,
waste away, wastefulness, wear, wear away

squander at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Superabundance): superabound, swarm, surcharge, supersaturate, gorge, glut, load, drench, choke, suffocate, pile up, lay on thick, impregnate with, lavish, squander, carry coals to Newcastle, exaggerate.

[V] (Misuse): misuse, misemploy, misapply, misappropriate, desecrate, abuse, profane, squander.

[N] (Prodigality): prodigality, waste, profusion, extravagance, squandering, spendthrift drain, throw good money after bad, throw away one's money.

squander at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[VN] ~ sth (on sb/sth) to waste money, time, etc. in a stupid or careless way:
My uncle squandered all his money on gambling. * She squandered her chances of winning. * He just squandered his talent.

Squander at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Squander \Squan"der\, v. i.
1. To spend lavishly; to be wasteful.

They often squandered, but they never gave.

2. To wander at random; to scatter. [R.]

The wise man's folly is anatomized Even by
squandering glances of the fool. --Shak.

Squander \Squan"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Squandered}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Squandering}.] [Cf. Scot. squatter to splash water
about, to scatter, to squander, Prov. E. swatter, Dan.
sqvatte, Sw. sqv["a]tta to squirt, sqv["a]ttra to squander,
Icel. skvetta to squirt out, to throw out water.]
1. To scatter; to disperse. [Obs.]

Our squandered troops he rallies. --Dryden.

2. To spend lavishly or profusely; to spend prodigally or
wastefully; to use without economy or judgment; to
dissipate; as, to squander an estate.

The crime of squandering health is equal to the
folly. --Rambler.

Syn: To spend; expend; waste; scatter; dissipate.

Squander \Squan"der\, n.
The act of squandering; waste.

squander at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance
on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the
opportunity to get and advanced degree" [syn: {waste}, {blow}]
[ant: {conserve}]
2: spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not" [syn: {consume},
{waste}, {ware}]

squander at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: rf » e
Compare Danish Inter: term » skvætte (rare)/Inter: term » skvatte||to splash (nominalised: Inter: term » skvæt), Icelandic Inter: term » skvetta||to squirt, Norwegian bokmål Inter: term » skvette.Inter: R:Webster 1913 » squander


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈskwɒnd.ə/|ˈskwɒnd.ə
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈskwɑn.dɚ/|ˈskʷɑn.dɚ


    Inter: en-ver » b

  • To waste, lavish, splurge
    1. 1746, Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richards Almanac''Agribusiness Management
    2. : Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.
    3. Inter: quote-news »

    |date=September 24
    |author=David Ornstein
    |title=Arsenal 3 - 0 Bolton
    |work=BBC Sport
    |passage=As the game opened up, Bolton squandered a fine opportunity to equalise - Chris Eagles shooting straight at Szczesny - but then back came Arsenal.

    Usage notes

    Squander implies starting with many resources, such as great wealth, and then wasting them (using them up to little purpose or little effect), often ending with little. Particularly used in phrases such as “squander an opportunity” or “squander an inheritance”. It may be used even if one starts with little, though usually in some construction such as “squander what little he had”.


    * waste, splurge
    • ducks and drakes
    • throw away


      Inter: trans-top » to waste
    • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|esbarafundiar
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t+ » cmn|浪費|sc=Hani, Inter: t+ » cmn|浪费|tr=làngfèi|sc=Hani
    • Dalmatian: Inter: tø » dlm|dissipur
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|verspillen, Inter: t- » nl|verkwanselen, Inter: t- » nl|verbrassen
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tuhlata, Inter: t- » fi|haaskata, Inter: t+ » fi|törsätä
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|gâcher, Inter: t+ » fr|gaspiller, Inter: t+ » fr|dilapider
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|verschwenden, Inter: t+ » de|vergeuden, Inter: t- » de|verprassen
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|浪費|tr=ろうひする, rōhi-suru|alt=浪費する|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|乱費|tr=らんぴする,, ranpi-suru|alt=乱費する|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|使い尽くす|tr=つかいつくす, tsukaitsukusu|sc=Jpan

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|helluor
  • Polish: marnować/zmarnować, marnotrawić/zmarnotrawić
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|проматывать|tr=promátyvatʹ Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|промотать|tr=promotátʹ Inter: pf » .; Inter: t+ » ru|разбазаривать|tr=razbazárivatʹ Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|разбазарить|tr=razbazáritʹ Inter: pf » .; Inter: t+ » ru|растрачивать|tr=rastráčivatʹ Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|растратить|tr=rastrátitʹ Inter: pf » .; Inter: t+ » ru|расточать|tr=rastočátʹ Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|расточить|tr=rastočítʹ Inter: pf » .; Inter: t+ » ru|транжирить|sc=Cyrl|tr=tranžírit'|alt=транжи́рить Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|растранжирить|sc=Cyrl|tr=rastranžírit'|alt=растранжи́рить Inter: pf » .
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|malbaratar, Inter: t+ » es|despilfarrar, Inter: t- » es|derrochar, Inter: t+ » es|farrear
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|ufujaji

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Translation: et » squander
    Translation: eo » squander
    Translation: fr » squander
    Translation: ko » squander
    Translation: io » squander
    Translation: kn » squander
    Translation: sw » squander
    Translation: hu » squander
    Translation: mg » squander
    Translation: ml » squander
    Translation: my » squander
    Translation: pl » squander
    Translation: ro » squander
    Translation: fi » squander
    Translation: sv » squander
    Translation: ta » squander
    Translation: te » squander
    Translation: vi » squander
    Translation: zh » squander