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rubbish

noun [U] uk   /ˈrʌb.ɪʃ/ us  
B1 mainly UK (US garbage, also trash) waste material or things that are no longer wanted or needed: I forgot to put the rubbish out this morning. Put the empty box in the rubbish bin. Take the old furniture to the rubbish dump.Rubbish and wasteEnvironmental issues B2 informal something that you think is very low quality or not true: The film was rubbish. His ideas are a load of (old) rubbish.Rubbish and wasteEnvironmental issuesNonsense

rubbish

verb [T] uk   /ˈrʌb.ɪʃ/ UK informal us  
to criticize something: Why does everyone rubbish my ideas?Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation

rubbish

adjective uk   /ˈrʌb.ɪʃ/ UK informal us  
completely without skill at a particular activity: I'm rubbish at arithmetic.Inexperienced (of people)Naive and trustingInability and awkwardness
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