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junk

noun [U]  us   /dʒʌŋk/
things that are considered to be useless, worthless, or of low quality: I cleared all the junk out of the garage.

junk

verb [T]  us   /dʒʌŋk/ infml
to throw out something because it is does not work well or is worthless: Why don’t we junk this old TV and get a new one?
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