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English noun: fritter

1. fritter (food) small quantity of fried batter containing fruit or meat or vegetables

Broader (hypernym)friedcake

Narrower (hyponym)apple fritter, corn fritter

English verb: fritter

1. fritter (consumption) spend frivolously and unwisely

SamplesFritter away one's inheritance.

Synonymsdissipate, fool, fool away, fritter away, frivol away, shoot

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)consume, squander, ware, waste

Entailconsume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out

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