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verspielen

1.
to lose through gambling, to squander
(Also used figuratively for just losing some potential through your actions. Like losing the chance for a date through a stupid comment.)
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2.
to play a wrong note
("sich+Acc verspielen" - making a mistake while playing an instrument. NOT for singing.)
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Word Family

Root: *spilon

This is a West-Germanic root that doesn’t have secure connections in other languages and also no offspring in modern English.

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