Definition of "waste" [waste]

  • (verb-transitive) To use, consume, spend, or expend thoughtlessly or carelessly.
  • (verb-transitive) To cause to lose energy, strength, or vigor; exhaust, tire, or enfeeble: Disease wasted his body.
  • (verb-transitive) To fail to take advantage of or use for profit; lose: waste an opportunity.
  • (verb-transitive) To destroy completely.
  • (verb-transitive) Slang To kill; murder.

Use "waste" in a sentence

  • "We have the total waste of $225,496,741 and this, reduced to its actual significance, means that of the total actual terminations, 83.6 per cent. was _actual waste_ and only 16.4 per cent. legitimate terminations, while the great bulk of the last item of"
  • "Do you think that over a ¬£billion a year in waste is a good thing in this system?"
  • "OK, if 13% admin waste is not enough to establish my point, then say 40%."

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