Meaning of “waste” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] uk us /weɪst/

B1 to use too much of something or use something badly when there is a limited amount of it:

I don't want to waste any more time so let's start.
Why waste your money on things you don't need?
be wasted on sb

to be clever or of high quality in a way that someone will not understand or enjoy:

Good coffee is wasted on Joe - he prefers instant.

(Definition of “waste verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)