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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Useless or profitless. Also: To spend thoughtlessly.

Usage examples (45)
  • waste not fresh tears over old griefs.
  • waste heat
  • The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion
  • If the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste for more
Tutoring comment
  • Another word that sounds like "waste" which means to use in a careless manner, is "waist" which is the part of the body between the ribs and the hips.
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