English definition of “waste”
/weɪst/ verb [T]
› 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.