from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To spend improperly or extravagantly; squander.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To spend amiss; make a bad or useless expenditure of; waste: as, to misspend time or money; to misspend life.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To spend amiss or for wrong purposes; to squander; to waste.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To spend poorly, incorrectly or unwisely.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb spend time badly or unwisely
  • verb spend (money or other resources) unwisely


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mis- +‎ spend



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