Definition of misspend verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

misspend

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈspend//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈspend//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they misspend
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈspend//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈspend//
 
he / she / it misspends
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈspendz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈspendz//
 
past simple misspent
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈspent//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈspent//
 
past participle misspent
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈspent//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈspent//
 
-ing form misspending
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈspendɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈspendɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] misspend something to spend time or money in a careless rather than a useful way synonym waste He joked that being good at cards was the sign of a misspent youth (= having wasted his time when he was young).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: misspend