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To Fritter Away

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Definition of the verb to fritter away

What does to fritter away mean as a doing phrase?


  1. spend frivolously and unwisely

Alternative definition of the verb to fritter away


  1. [transitive] To squander or waste.

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Google previewFolens Dictionary (1999)

by Fred McDonald

a warm welcome to misuse, to fritter away □ watch verb The opposite is strong 1 to watch.

Google previewA Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ... (1825)

Supplement by John Jamieson

To nibble, to fritter away ; prom q. mootle, Clydes. Mout synon. Roxb. To MOUZE, v. n. To act clandestinely in a predatory ...

Google previewA New English-Hindustani Dictionary (1883)

With Illustrations from English Literature and Colloquial English, Tr. Into Hindustani by S. W. Fallon

to fritter away, chOva churS kar-ke urS d ; barbid k. ; thorS thori karke gauvftna. [ochh5-pau. Frivolity, n. halki-pau; subki; khiflfat; Frivolous, adj. 1. of little weight, worth or importance, halka;subuk-sar; khafif; ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

To fritter away, to waste or expend by little and little; waste by a little at a time; spend frivolously or in trifles. We shall probably, in another century, befrittered away into beaux or monkeys. Goldsmith, Reverie at Boar's Head Tavern. The time and ...

Google previewA Santali-English dictionary (1899)

by A. R. Campbell

j to misuse, to fritter away, wastefully. U#ai padae gitfiedape. You are throwing it away uselessly. AuriaK udai padaepe khorooeda. You are spending it wastefully. Udai. A large forest tree, Sterculia colorata, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1846)

by John Jamieson

To nibble; to fritter away; pron. q. mootle, Clydes. Maul, synon.

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