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Definition of misspend verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually passive] misspend somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they misspend
    he / she / it misspends
    past simple misspent
    -ing form misspending
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  1. 1to spend time or money in a careless rather than a useful way synonym waste
  2. 2 He joked that being good at cards was the sign of a misspent youth (= having wasted his time when he was young).
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