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

 

squander

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈskwɒndə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwɑːndər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they squander
BrE BrE//ˈskwɒndə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwɑːndər//
 
he / she / it squanders
BrE BrE//ˈskwɒndəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwɑːndərz//
 
past simple squandered
BrE BrE//ˈskwɒndəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwɑːndərd//
 
past participle squandered
BrE BrE//ˈskwɒndəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwɑːndərd//
 
-ing form squandering
BrE BrE//ˈskwɒndərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskwɑːndərɪŋ//
 
 
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squander something (on somebody/something) to waste money, time, etc. in a stupid or careless way He squandered all his money on gambling. She squandered her chances of winning. He just squandered his talent. The company squandered millions on two dead-end projects. The team squandered several good scoring chances. Word Origin late 16th cent.: of unknown origin.
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