waste, blow, squander(verb)
spend thoughtlessly; throw away
"He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
consume, squander, waste, ware(verb)
"waste not, want not"
To waste, lavish, splurge
Squander (written as "$QUANDER" on the box and in the rules) is an Avalon Hill board game published in 1965. It is based loosely on the game Monopoly, but in reverse. As in Monopoly, players roll dice and move around a board, encountering opportunities to make financial decisions. The object, however, is to lose money rather than gain it. Each player starts with a million "Squanderbucks" and the winner is the first player to become bankrupt.
to scatter; to disperse
to spend lavishly or profusely; to spend prodigally or wastefully; to use without economy or judgment; to dissipate; as, to squander an estate
to spend lavishly; to be wasteful
to wander at random; to scatter
the act of squandering; waste
Squander is an Avalon Hill board game published in 1965. It is based loosely on the game Monopoly, but in reverse. As in Monopoly, players roll dice and move around a board, encountering opportunities to make financial decisions. The object, however, is to lose money rather than gain it. Each player starts with a million "Squanderbucks" and the winner is the first player to become bankrupt.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skwon′dėr, v.t. to spend lavishly or wastefully: to waste money or powers.—n. Squan′derer.—adv. Squan′deringly, in a squandering manner, by squandering. [Skeat explains as a nasalised form of Lowland Scotch squatter, to splash water about, prov. Eng. swatter, to throw water about. These are frequentatives from Dan. sqvatte, to splash, spurt, squander; Sw. sqvätta, to squirt, Ice. skvetta, to squirt out water.]
Let's not squander our resources and give up what we need to develop.
The numerical value of squander in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of squander in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of squander in a Sentence
Can you support the expense of a husband, hussy, in gaming, drinking and whoring? Have you money enough to carry on the daily quarrels of man and wife about who shall squander most?
I have asked the UK government not to deploy their' Stay Alert' advertising campaign in Scotland, because the message at this stage in Scotland is... except for the essential reasons you know about, stay at home, we must not squander our progress by easing up too soon, or by sending mixed messages that result in people thinking it's okay to ease up now. Let me be very blunt about the consequences if we were to do that : people will die unnecessarily. We must not take that risk.
Too many people around the world are going hungry for us to be throwing away as much as we do, world resources — from water to land and energy — are too scarce to squander them on growing and transporting food that will never be eaten. To meet this ambitious new goal, we need everyone who grows, serves and eats food to do their part to ensure a steady global food supply into the future.
Physical pleasure is a sensual experience no different from pure seeing or the pure sensation with which a fine fruit fills the tongue; it is a great unending experience, which is given us, a knowing of the world, the fullness and the glory of all knowing. And not our acceptance of it is bad; the bad thing is that most people misuse and squander this experience and apply it as a stimulant at the tired spots of their lives and as distraction instead of a rallying toward exalted moments.
These harsh tactics might work if you're willing to burn down the rest of the party in order to be the last man standing, but if we're going to beat Donald Trump in November, we are going to need huge turnout within our party, and to get that turnout, we will need a nominee that the broadest coalition of our party feels they can get behind. We can't afford to fall into factions. We can't afford to squander our collective power. We will win when we come together.
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- vergeuden, verprassen, verschwendenGerman
- derrochar, despilfarrar, farrear, malbaratarSpanish
- haaskata, törsätä, tuhlataFinnish
- gaspiller, gâcher, dilapiderFrench
- 使い尽くす, 乱費, 浪費Japanese
- verkwanselen, verspillen, verbrassenDutch
- разбазарить, расточить, растранжи́рить, разбазаривать, растрачивать, транжи́рить, растратить, проматывать, расточать, промотатьRussian
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