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squander

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsquandersquan‧der /ˈskwɒndə $ ˈskwɑːndər/ verb [transitive]  SPEND MONEYWASTE somethingto carelessly waste money, time, opportunities etc The home team squandered a number of chances in the first half.squander something on something They squandered the profits on expensive cars.see thesaurus at spend→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
squanderEngland squandered a golden opportunity to score, seconds before the final whistle.And that weakness was further underlined last Sunday when enough chances to win several matches were squandered against Limerick.Howard was a terrible gambler, and had squandered away the family fortune.He also spent his evenings at the roulette wheels of Monte Carlo, squandering extravagant sums.His family felt he had squandered his musical talent.Here's £50 but don't just go and squander it on beer!However, what better excuse for squandering my own cash on expanding my catfish collection?Major's first chance to show that he is his own man has been squandered on favours.For them, as for me, there is an overwhelming sense of squandered opportunities.I had about seven dollars, five of which I foolishly squandered that night.In less than three years he had squandered the entire family fortune.There was no money to pay the rent. They'd already squandered the little that they had.There is no time to squander your charms on men who are professional flirts.squander something on somethingShe has squandered nearly $41 million of the family fortune on bad investments.
From Longman Business Dictionarysquandersquan‧der /ˈskwɒndəˈskwɑːndər/ verb [transitive] to spend money or use your time carelessly on things that are not usefulThe bank squandered $500 million playing the U.S. bond market.squander something on somethingHe squandered the company’s assets on such things as corporate aircraft and very large salaries.squandering noun [uncountable]the irresponsible squandering of stockholders’ assets→ See Verb table
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Verb table
squander
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysquander
he, she, itsquanders
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysquandered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave squandered
he, she, ithas squandered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad squandered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill squander
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have squandered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam squandering
he, she, itis squandering
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you, we, theyare squandering
Past
I, he, she, itwas squandering
you, we, theywere squandering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been squandering
he, she, ithas been squandering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been squandering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be squandering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been squandering
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