desperdiciar
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desperdiciar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to throw away)
a. to waste
Para no desperdiciar papel, enviamos las circulares por correo electrónico.In order to not waste paper, we send the memos via email.
b. to squander
Desperdició la herencia en el casino.She squandered her inheritance at the casino.
2. (to lose)
a. to waste
Me arrepiento de haber desperdiciado la mejor oportunidad laboral de mi vida.I regret wasting the best work opportunity I've ever had.
b. to miss
No puedes desperdiciar la ocasión de asistir a ese congreso.You can't miss the opportunity to attend that conference.
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desperdiciar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (tiempo, comida)
a. to waste
2. (dinero)
a. to squander
3. (ocasión)
a. to throw away
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desperdiciar
transitive verb
[+comida, tiempo] to waste; [+oportunidad] to waste; throw away; [+fortuna] to waste; squander;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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