squander (死光的，食光的，撕光的) 浪费 ;
词源不详，可能来自拟声词根 squ-,挤，压，模仿挤压湿物体时发出的吧唧声。比较 splurge, 挥霍，浪费。
- squander (v.)
- 1580s (implied in squandering), "to spend recklessly or prodigiously," of unknown origin; Shakespeare used it in "Merchant of Venice" (1593) with a sense of "to be scattered over a wide area." Squander-bug, a British symbol of reckless extravagance and waste during war-time shortages, represented as a devilish insect, was introduced 1943. In U.S., Louis Ludlow coined squanderlust (1935) for the tendency of government bureaucracies to spend much money.
- 1. Hooker didn't squander his money on flashy cars or other vices.
- 2. Don't squander your time in reading those dime novels.
- 3. Naturally , hardly anyone could afford to squander so much time every day.
- 4. If we squander our fossil fuels, we threaten civilization.
- 如果我们浪费矿物燃料, 我们就威胁文明.
- 5. He said she used to squander the money.
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