waste

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waste is part of the Basic English 850.
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waste is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
waste

Pronunciation[change]

Homophones[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
waste

Third-person singular
wastes

Past tense
wasted

Past participle
wasted

Present participle
wasting

  1. To use something for no reason, or for bad reasons or only little reasons, and after it is used no one can use it again.
    He wasted the food by making it dirty.

Noun[change]

Singular
waste

Plural
wastes

  1. Things that are not useful; things that people want to take out of their house.

Synonyms[change]

  1. garbage
  2. rubbish
  3. trash