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junk

noun uk   /dʒʌŋk/ us  

junk noun (RUBBISH)

C1 [U] things that are considered to be of no use or value, or of low quality: We ought to clear out this cupboard - it's full of junk. I can't stand watching the junk that's on TV these days.Rubbish and wasteEnvironmental issues

junk noun (DRUG)

[U] mainly US slang a dangerous drug, especially heroinSpecific types of drugDrugs - general wordsSpecific medicines and drugs

junk noun (SHIP)

[C] a Chinese ship with a flat bottom and square sailsBoats and sailing craftPassenger, cargo and military ships

junk

verb [T] uk   /dʒʌŋk/ informal us  
to get rid of something because it is of no use or valueRemoving and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
(Definition of junk from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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