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Squander meaning

squander - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. To scatter; to disperse.
  2. 2. To spend lavishly or profusely; to spend prodigally or wastefully; to use without economy or judgment; to dissipate; as, to squander an estate.
  3. 3. To spend lavishly; to be wasteful.
  4. 4. To wander at random; to scatter.
  5. 5. The act of squandering; waste.

squander - examples of usage

  1. Some go south sailing, and pay their rents in cash, and we never exercise any control over them; but as we pay the current price to the tenants who remain at home, we insist on getting their fish as a security for their rents, otherwise the improvident might squander their earnings, and in some bad years be unable to pay. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. Their mother had a little money in her own right and he was afraid she might squander it on her boys, so he wished to dispose of them. - "Dickens As an Educator", James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes.
  3. We won't say a word of reproach to him about it, but I'll guarantee that he shan't squander any more." - "Landolin", Berthold Auerbach.
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