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"wastebasket" in British English

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wastebasketnoun [C]

uk   /ˈweɪstˌbɑː.skɪt/  us   /-ˌbæs.kɪt/ US (UK wastepaper basket)
(Definition of wastebasket from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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wastebasketnoun [C]

 us   /ˈweɪstˌbæs·kɪt/
a ​container to ​holdpaper or other ​small things you ​want to get ​rid of
(Definition of wastebasket from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wastebasket”
in Chinese (Simplified) 废纸篓,废纸箱…
in Chinese (Traditional) 廢紙簍,廢紙箱…
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