Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb squander

2 senses of squander

Sense 1
waste, blow, squander -- (spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree")
       => use, expend -- (use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions")

Sense 2
consume, squander, waste, ware -- (spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not")
       => spend, expend, drop -- (pay out; "spend money")

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