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"squander" in British English

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squanderverb [T]

uk   /ˈskwɒn.dər/  us   /ˈskwɑːn.dɚ/
(Definition of squander from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"squander" in American English

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squanderverb [T]

 us   /ˈskwɑn·dər/
to ​wastemoney, or to use something ​valuable that you have a ​limitedamount of in a ​bad or ​foolish way: Government should not squander the ​taxpayers’ ​money. Don’t squander ​youropportunities when you are ​young.
(Definition of squander from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"squander" in Business English

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squanderverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈskwɒndər/ disapproving
to ​waste large ​amounts of ​money or other ​resources: Fifty-five ​percent of likely ​voters are convinced that much of the state's ​taxmoney is being squandered.squander sth on sth Politicians are ​accused of squandering more than $1 ​billion on misguided and futile ​programsaimed at ​stimulating the ​economy.
squander a chance/an opportunity
to ​fail to use a chance to become ​successful or to ​achieve something: According to one ​member of the ​board of ​directors: "We have squandered the ​opportunity to become a ​majorplayer in the ​industry".
(Definition of squander from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“squander” in Business English

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a small amount of something that shows you what the rest is or should be like

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