V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to spend in an extravagant and wasteful way; 2. to waste an opportunity, usually by spending

Synonyms: waste, misuse, consume, spend, waste, blow, misspend

Antonyms: retain, save

Tips: To squander is to spend in a wasteful way or to be wasteful with an opportunity. Squander is a more sophisticated way of saying "waste." You can squander (waste) a perfect opportunity. You can squander (waste) a fortune by spending your money and having nothing to show for it.

Usage Examples:

I hope he doesn't squander away his new-found wealth on gambling and drinking. (spend, blow, waste)

She hoped the new mayor wouldn't squander public funds the way the last one did. (misuse, waste, misspend)

The baseball team squandered its 5-2 lead in the last inning and lost the game. (blew, threw away)

He squandered a great job opportunity because he was too hung over to make it to the interview. (wasted, blew)

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