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English definition of “misspend”

misspend

verb [T]     /ˌmɪsˈspend/ (misspent)
to use time or money in a way that wastes it or is not wise : We must stop public money being misspent in this way. Being a good pool player is usually a sign of a misspent youth .Paying and spending moneySpending time and time passingUsing and misusingWasting
(Definition of misspend verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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