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English definition of “waste”

waste

verb [T] (USE BADLY)    /weɪst/
B1 to use too much of something or use something badly when there is a limited amount of it: You waste a lot of water by having a bath instead of a shower. Come on, let's get started - we've wasted enough time already. Don't waste your money on me, love, keep it for yourself.Wasting
(Definition of waste verb (USE BADLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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