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Definition 1: spend extravagantly - [verb of consumption]

Samples where squander or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • waste not, want not

Synonyms for squander in the sense of this definition

(squander is a kind of ...) pay out

"spend money"

(... is a kind of squander ) drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic

"The husband drinks and beats his wife"

(... is a kind of squander ) spend frivolously and unwisely

"Fritter away one's inheritance"

(... is a kind of squander ) become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously

(... is a kind of squander ) expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns

"He was showered with praise"

(... is a kind of squander ) spend at a high rate

(... is a kind of squander ) indulge oneself

"I splurged on a new TV"

Definition 2: spend thoughtlessly; throw away - [verb of possession]

Samples where squander or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends
  • You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree

Synonyms for squander in the sense of this definition

(squander is a kind of ...) use up, consume fully

"The legislature expended its time on school questions"

(... is a kind of squander ) spend (significant amounts of money)

"He has money to burn"

(squander has a similar meaning as ...) spend lavishly or wastefully on

"He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"

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