V n on n

The 'spend' group

These verbs are concerned with spending, saving, and wasting time, money, or resources.
It's tempting to fritter away our time on really unimportant and non-urgent things like checking emails every 10 minutes.
'I do spend a lot on expensive jewelry and clothing,' she admits.
He had squandered a personal fortune on a spectacular but unfortunate venture.
My grandfather thought a university education was wasted on a woman.
The preposition on is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
She blew part of the cash on furnishing her flat.
  • blow
  • save
  • spend
  • squander
  • waste
  • fork out
  • fritter away
  • shell out
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