To Fritter Away
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Definition of the verb to fritter away
What does to 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 to fritter away
- [transitive] To squander or waste.
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Folens Dictionary (1999)
by Fred McDonald
a warm welcome to misuse, to fritter away □ watch verb The opposite is strong 1 to watch.
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 ...
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; ...
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 ...
A 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, ...
by John Jamieson
To nibble; to fritter away; pron. q. mootle, Clydes. Maul, synon.
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