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English verb: squander

1. squander (possession) spend thoughtlessly; throw away

SamplesHe wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends.
You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree.

Synonymsblow, waste

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)expend, use

Narrower (hyponym)burn

Verb groupblow

Antonymseconomize, husband, economise, conserve

2. squander (consumption) spend extravagantly

SamplesWaste not, want not.

Synonymsconsume, ware, waste

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)drop, expend, spend

Narrower (hyponym)dissipate, fling, fool, fool away, fritter, fritter away, frivol away, lavish, luxuriate, overspend, shoot, shower, splurge, wanton

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