Translation of "waste" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun (BAD USE) 使用不當 uk us /weɪst/

[ S or U ] an unnecessary or wrong use of money, substances, time, energy, abilities,

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。
go to waste

to not be used, eaten,

"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。」

(Translation of “waste noun (BAD USE)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)