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Noun, Verb (transitive)


squanderv. t. [Cf. Scot. squatter to splash water about, to scatter, to squander, Prov. E. swatter, Dan. sqvatte, Sw. sqvätta to squirt, sqvättra to squander, Icel. skvetta to squirt out, to throw out water.].
  •  To scatter; to disperse.  [1913 Webster]
    "Our squandered troops he rallies."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To spend lavishly or profusely; to spend prodigally or wastefully; to use without economy or judgment; to dissipate; as, to squander an estate.  [1913 Webster]
    "The crime of squandering health is equal to the folly."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To spend; expend; waste; scatter; dissipate.
squanderv. i. 
  •  To spend lavishly; to be wasteful.  [1913 Webster]
    "They often squandered, but they never gave."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To wander at random; to scatter.  [1913 Webster]
    "The wise man's folly is anatomized
    Even by squandering glances of the fool.
    "  [1913 Webster]
     The act of squandering; waste.  [1913 Webster]


squander, v.tr.
1 spend (money, time, etc.) wastefully.
2 dissipate (a fortune etc.) wastefully.

squanderer n.
16th c.: orig. unkn.



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




VB spend, expend, use, consume, swallow up, exhaust, impoverish, spill, drain, empty, disperse, cast away, fool away, muddle away, throw away, fling away, fritter away, burn the candle at both ends, waste, squander, waste its sweetness on the desert air, cast one's bread upon the waters, cast pearls before swine, employ a steam engine to crack a nut, waste powder and shot, break a butterfly on a wheel, labor in vain, cut blocks with a razor, pour water into a sieve, leak, run to waste, ebb, melt away, run dry, dry up.


VB be prodigal, squander, lavish, sow broadcast, pour forth like water, blow, blow in, pay through the nose, spill, waste, dissipate, exhaust, drain, eat out of house and home, overdraw, outrun the constable, run out, run through, misspend, throw good money after bad, throw the helve after the hatchet, burn the candle at both ends, make ducks and drakes of one's money, fool away one's money, potter away one's money, muddle away one's money, fritter away one's money, throw away one's money, run through one's money, pour water into a sieve, kill the goose that lays the golden eggs, manger son ble en herbe.

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