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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.
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