Squander meaning

skwŏn'dər
Squander is defined as to be wasteful.

An example of squander is taking a bite out of every piece in a shared box of chocolates until finding one you like.

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To spend wastefully or extravagantly; dissipate.
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To spend or use wastefully or extravagantly.
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To fail to take advantage of.

Squandered an opportunity to go to college.

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To scatter.
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Extravagant expenditure; prodigality.
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To be wasteful or extravagant.
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A squandering; extravagant expenditure.
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To waste, lavish, splurge; to spend lavishly or profusely; to dissipate.
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To wander at random; to scatter.
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Origin of squander

  • Origin unknown
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Compare Danish skvætte (rare)/skvatte (“to splash") (nominalised: skvæt), Icelandic skvetta (“to squirt"), Norwegian bokmÃ¥l skvette.
    From Wiktionary