junk Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"junk" in British English

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junknoun

uk   us   /dʒʌŋk/

junk noun (RUBBISH)

C1 [U] things that are ​considered to be of no use or ​value, or of ​lowquality: We ought to ​clear out this ​cupboard - it's ​full of junk. I can't ​standwatching the junk that's on TV these ​days.

junk noun (DRUG)

[U] mainly US slang a ​dangerousdrug, ​especially heroin

junk noun (SHIP)

[C] a ​Chineseship with a ​flatbottom and ​squaresails

junkverb [T]

uk   us   /dʒʌŋk/ informal
to get ​rid of something because it is of no use or ​value
(Definition of junk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"junk" in American English

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junknoun [U]

 us   /dʒʌŋk/
things that are ​considered to be ​useless, ​worthless, or of ​lowquality: I ​cleared all the junk out of the ​garage.

junkverb [T]

 us   /dʒʌŋk/ infml
to ​throw out something because it is does not ​work well or is ​worthless: Why don’t we junk this ​old TV and get a new one?
(Definition of junk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"junk" in Business English

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junkadjective

uk   us   /dʒʌŋk/
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET relating to ​debt or ​investment in a ​company or ​organization that has a ​low creditrating (= ​ability to ​pay its ​debt): Junk ​advocatespoint out that the ​average junk ​portfoliolost about 10% of its ​value in October, a vastly ​superiorperformance to ​equities.junk level/rating/status The ​corporatebondmarket is ​heading for its worst ​year for ​creditquality after a ​wave of recent ​downgrades to junk ​status.
COMMUNICATIONS relating to ​advertising in the ​form of ​mail, ​email, etc. that is ​sent without your ​asking for it: Junk ​faxcompanies are constantly ​searching for new ​numbers to ​call in a ​process called ​wardialing. junk ​email/​mail/​faxes
(Definition of junk from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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