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waste

noun (BAD USE) 使用不當     /weɪst/
[S or U] an unnecessary or wrong use of money, substances, time, energy, abilities, 浪費;濫用 That meeting achieved absolutely nothing - it was a complete waste of time. 那次會議根本沒有取得甚麼成果——純粹是浪費時間。 She's been unemployed for two years and it's such a waste of her talents. 她已經失業兩年了,這純粹是浪費她的才華。 My mother couldn't bear waste - she always made us eat everything on our plates. 我母親不能容忍浪費——她總是讓我們吃光自己碟子裡的所有東西。 Wasting
go to waste
to not be used, eaten, 被浪費掉 "Go on, finish off this tart, Paul." "Well, it seems a shame to let it go to waste." 「保羅,接著吃,把這塊甜果餡餅吃完。」「好吧,把它浪費了似乎有點可惜。」 Wasting
(Definition of waste noun (BAD USE) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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