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English definition of “squander”

squander

verb [T] uk   /ˈskwɒn.dər/ us    /ˈskwɑːn.dɚ/
C2 to waste money or supplies, or to waste opportunities by not using them to your advantage: They'll quite happily squander a whole year's savings on two weeks in the sun. Ireland squandered several chances, including a penalty that cost them the game.Wasting
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