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English definition of “bin”

bin

noun [C] uk   /bɪn/ us  

bin noun [C] (WASTE)

B1 a container for waste: a litter bin a rubbish bin The supermarket has installed recycling bins for old newspapers, bottles, and cans. Do you want this or shall I throw it in the bin?
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Containers for waste

bin noun [C] (STORAGE)

a large container used for storing things: a bread binGeneral and miscellaneous containersPreserving and storing food

bin

verb [T] uk   /bɪn/ (-nn-) UK us  
to throw something away: Shall I bin these old shoes?Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
(Definition of bin from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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