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trash

noun [U] uk   us   /træʃ/

trash noun [U] (THINGS)

C2 informal something that is of low quality: I can't believe that someone of his intelligence can read such trash! There's only trash on the television tonight.B1 US (also garbage, UK rubbish) waste material or things that are no longer wanted or needed: The trash really stinks - why don't you take it out?
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trash noun [U] (PEOPLE)

[+ sing/pl verb] US informal an insulting way of referring to a group of people that you have no respect for: We don't have anything to do with the people in the apartment below us - they're trash.
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trash

verb [T] uk   us   /træʃ/ informal

trash verb [T] (THROW AWAY)

to throw something away: I simply trash that sort of mail.

trash verb [T] (DAMAGE)

to destroy or severely damage something: The guys got angry and trashed the bar.

trash verb [T] (CRITICIZE)

to criticize something or someone severely: The boss completely trashed her work, in front of everyone.
Translations of “trash”
in Arabic قِمامة…
in Korean 쓰레기, 쓰레기 같은 것…
in Malaysian sampah…
in French ordures…
in Turkish çöp, değersiz/kalitesiz şey…
in Italian spazzatura, immondizia, robaccia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 東西, 廢物,垃圾, 胡說…
in Russian мусор, хлам, дрянь…
in Polish śmieci, chłam…
in Vietnamese rác…
in Spanish basura…
in Portuguese lixo, refugo, porcaria…
in Thai ขยะ…
in German der Abfall…
in Catalan escombraries, porqueria…
in Japanese ごみ, くだらないもの, がらくた…
in Indonesian sampah…
in Chinese (Simplified) 东西, 废物,垃圾, 胡说…
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