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wastepaper basket

noun [C] uk   /ˈweɪst.peɪ.pəˌbɑː.skɪt/  us   /-pɚˌbæs.kɪt/ UK (US wastebasket)
an open container that stands on the floor inside buildings and is used for putting rubbish in, especially paper: Most of the letters they receive end up in the wastepaper basket.
Translations of “wastepaper basket”
in Chinese (Traditional) 廢紙簍,廢紙箱…
in Russian корзина для бумаг…
in Turkish çöp kutusu/kovası…
in Chinese (Simplified) 废纸篓,废纸箱…
in Polish kosz na śmieci…
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