trash Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “trash” in the English Dictionary

"trash" in British English

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trashnoun [U]

uk   us   /træʃ/

trash noun [U] (THINGS)

C2 informal something that is of ​lowquality: I can't ​believe that someone of his ​intelligence can ​read such trash! There's nothing but trash on TV ​tonight.B1 US (also garbage, UK rubbish) wastematerial or things that are no ​longerwanted or ​needed: The trash really ​stinks - why don't you take it out? He ​threw a ​valuabledrawing out, ​thinking it was trash.
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trash noun [U] (PEOPLE)

[+ sing/pl verb] US informal an ​insulting way of referring to a ​person or ​people that you have no ​respect for: He ​finishedtheirrelationship, and told her she was trash.

trashverb [T]

uk   us   /træʃ/ informal

trash verb [T] (THROW AWAY)

to ​throw something away: I trash all the ​junkmail as ​soon as it comes in.

trash verb [T] (DAMAGE)

to ​cause a lot of ​damage to something: Two ​guys got in a ​fight and trashed the ​bar. Her ​teenagekids had a ​party and the ​house was trashed.

trash verb [T] (CRITICIZE)

to ​criticize something or someone ​severely: The ​bosscompletely trashed her ​work, in ​front of everyone.
(Definition of trash from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"trash" in American English

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trashnoun [U]

 us   /træʃ/
anything that is ​worthless and of ​lowquality; ​waste: We ​filled three ​cans with trash from the ​garage.

trashverb [T]

 us   /træʃ/ infml
to ​throw away, ​destroy, or ​severelydamage something: I ​simply trash that ​kind of ​mail. Some ​peopleseem to ​enjoy trashing ​theirneighbors (= ​severelycriticizing them).
(Definition of trash from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “trash”
in Korean 쓰레기, 쓰레기 같은 것…
in Arabic قِمامة…
in Malaysian sampah…
in French ordures…
in Russian мусор, хлам, дрянь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 東西, 廢物,垃圾, 胡說…
in Italian spazzatura, immondizia, robaccia…
in Turkish çöp, değersiz/kalitesiz şey…
in Polish śmieci, chłam…
in Spanish basura…
in Vietnamese rác…
in Portuguese lixo, refugo, porcaria…
in Thai ขยะ…
in German der Abfall…
in Catalan escombraries, porqueria…
in Japanese ごみ, くだらないもの, がらくた…
in Chinese (Simplified) 东西, 废物,垃圾, 胡说…
in Indonesian sampah…
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