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Definition of the verb fritter away
What does fritter away mean as a doing phrase?
- spend frivolously and unwisely
- example: Fritter away one's inheritance
- lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
- synonyms of fritter away: dissipate / fool / fool away / fritter / frivol away / shoot
- more generic words: consume / squander / ware / waste = spend extravagantly
- entailment: consume / deplete / eat / eat up / exhaust / run through / use up / wipe out = use up
Alternative definition of the verb fritter away
- [transitive] To squander or waste.
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by Martin H Manser
fritter away to use something up little by ...
by Isaac Livingstone Asamoah
Fritter away: To waste time ...
by Louisa Pansegrouw
rollicking, sportive frisky movement caper, capriccio fritter dissipate, misspend, shred, squander, waste fritter away squander fritter one's time away frivol, idle, peddle fritter time away linger frivol away squander frivolity childishness, folly, fun , ...
London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)
Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge
To fritter is to cut into small pieces to be fried; to break into small fragments; to diminish any larger substance by slow degrees, and in minute particles: thus, to fritter away anything is imhoceptibly to dissipate it till all is gone one knows not how.
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