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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb fool away:
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Definition of the verb fool away
What does fool away mean as a doing phrase?
- spend frivolously and unwisely
- lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
- synonyms of fool away: dissipate / fool / fritter / fritter away / 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 fool away
- [idiomatic] to waste, squander
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by Thomas Davidson
Fool away, to spend to no purpose or profit ; Fool's cap, a kind of head-dress worn by professional fools or jesters, usually having a cockscomb hood with bells ; Fool 8 paradise, a state of happiness based on fictitious hopes or expectations ...
A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)
by Richard Soule
spend, expend, squander, dissipate, lose, misspend, misuse, fool away, fritter away, muddle away, use prodigally. 3. Spend in vain, expend uselessly, lavish, squander, dissipate. 4. Destroy, desolate, ravage, pillage, ...
by Louisa Pansegrouw
twit, zany fool around deplete, exhaust, jive, lallygag, misspend, philander, skylark, squander, waste fool away fribble foolery barney, game, horseplay, motley, nonsense foolhardy bold, brash, headlong, impetuous, madcap, rash, reckless, ...
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