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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.
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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?
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For, Mammon is supreme, and as Mammon's prophets, the squanderers also are powerful.
BOSTON -- The Red Sox have been a very efficient team during their quest for the 2013 American League East title, but they were squanderers on Thursday night.
Pampinea's introduction to her tale of the three Florentine squanderers employs a Dantean lexicon to express a view of fortune patterned after Dante's: those who think they can gain any control over fortune are "creature sciocche" ("foolish creatures" Inf.
Married women, along with "the feebleminded, squanderers noted by court, libertines [and] debtors whose property is in bankruptcy" were not allowed to own property.
The mystery of how a team can go from Ashes-grabbing heroes to meek squanderers of Test matches is solved.
For showering hot-water squanderers, we just begin a load of laundry after a set time, causing there to be a shortage--very effective.
Surely the squanderers, if squanderers they be, are the American people who are guzzling all that oil, or perhaps American corporations who are befouling the world's air and water and chopping down its rain forests.