squander


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squander something away

to waste something; to use up something valuable wastefully. Where is all the money I gave you last month? Did you squander it all away? Frank squandered away all his assets.
See also: away, squander

squander something on someone or something

to waste all of something on someone or something. I am tired of squandering money on this rickety old house. I squandered a fortune on Roger and what did it get me?
See also: on, squander
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Set in Staffordia, Gordon Cooper proved a superb Mother Goose and an ideal comic pairing with Michael Nielson as Squire Squander.
Here's some further information the Government had better not squander.
After all, the primary school children of Wales are also S4C's viewers of the future and if S4C has got pounds 606,972 to squander on a logo, then this money would be much better spent if the winning school donated the prize money to a needy children's charity in the Third World.
The family unit, and Canada as a whole, can ill afford to squander what may be the last opportunity to overturn the same-sex "marriage" travesty foisted on this nation by the former Liberal government and its accomplices in the homosexual and left-liberal communities.
By looking at many civilizations in the past that once thrived and then collapsed, Diamond sees patterns of catastrophe in the way we now squander resources, pollute our environment, and disregard the warning signs.
During my working life I saw many competent doctors who earned a good living squander their financial resources by making bad financial decisions.
What we must not do now is to squander the peace for lack of political direction,' said Mr Ancram.
Colker's imagination is so fertile that she tends to squander ideas; each half of her two-act, ninety-minute Rota could easily be expanded to fill an evening.
KUWAIT, March 23 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim announced Monday that he has received a grilling motion from MP Rawdan Al Rawdan against Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce and Industry Abdulmohsen Al-Madaj over "wasting small shareholders' rights and facilitating squander of public funds".
IT'S insanity for parents to squander pounds 31million a year kitting out their children for proms.
They continue to squander public money with no concept of value.
Doctors have urged NHS officials not to squander the country's network of community hospitals.
They squander their chances by failing to take full advantage of exemptions, reliefs, credits and overpayment rebates, by incurring fines through missing self-assessment deadlines and by not making inheritance plans.
Neither Britain nor our US allies should squander time, effort or resources on dubious 'Star Wars' protection against the improbable and distant threat of missile attack,' he continued.
Conventional ways of designing the environmental systems of tall buildings, both external and internal, squander precious energy.