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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. despilfarrar
His parents had given him money but he squandered it all in nightclubs and bars.Sus padres le habían dado dinero pero lo despilfarró en clubes nocturnos y bares.
b. derrochar
How did he manage to squander so much money in so little time?¿Cómo pudo derrochar tanto dinero en tan poco tiempo?
c. dilapidar
Lee squandered the inheritance that his grandfather left him.Lee dilapidó la herencia que le dejó su abuelo.
d. malgastar
Don't squander your youth by studying all the time.No malgastes tu juventud estudiando todo el tiempo.
e. desperdiciar
The team squandered its chance to go top of the division.El equipo desperdició su oportunidad de colocarse líder de la división.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (money, time, talents)
a. despilfarrar, malgastar
2. (opportunity)
a. desperdiciar
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squander [ˈskwɒndəʳ]
transitive verb
[+money] derrochar; despilfarrar; [+opportunity] desperdiciar; [+time, resources] emplear mal;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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