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rubbishnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈrʌb.ɪʃ/
B1 UK (US garbage, trash) wastematerial or things that are no ​longerwanted or ​needed: I ​forgot to put the rubbish out this ​morning. Put the ​emptybox in the rubbish bin. Take the ​oldfurniture to the rubbish dump.B2 informal something that you ​think is very ​lowquality or not ​true: The ​film was rubbish. His ​ideas are a ​load of (​old) rubbish.

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rubbishverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈrʌb.ɪʃ/ UK informal
to ​criticize something: Why does everyone rubbish my ​ideas?

rubbishadjective

uk   us   /ˈrʌb.ɪʃ/ UK informal
(Definition of rubbish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rubbishnoun [U]

 us   /ˈrʌb·ɪʃ/
worthless and ​unwanted things or ​ideas; ​garbage: All that was ​left of the ​property was a ​pile of rubbish nine ​feet high. I can’t ​believe they ​broadcast such rubbish.
(Definition of rubbish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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