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Everyone loves a nice bit of junk mail. Times, Sunday Times (2017)For many householders, mail too easily vanishes into junk mail. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You get it by eating junk food and depleting your microbiome, and it will probably kill you. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Buy a recycled shelving unit from a junk shop and paint it, rather than having one made. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I cannot think of a sensible reason for removing measures such as stopping shops placing junk food next to the tills. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And pregnant mums who smoke, drink, eat junk food and exercise little may be to blame. The Sun (2016)Her mum used to have celebrity magazines around the house, but now there's only junk mail with her name still on it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Most items will end up in junk shops. The Sun (2013)Not quite a load of old junk. The Sun (2006)The result is a thickening cloud of space junk that just got thicker. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Experts blame a diet of junk food and too much alcohol for the rapid rise. The Sun (2014)The last in the story is an email purporting to help the recipient deal with junk mail. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)That is why it is now a junk bond. Times, Sunday Times (2008)At least you could argue that space junk comprises historically important artefacts. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But the tragic schoolgirl is hooked on a diet of junk food. The Sun (2008)It denied claims that it was prioritising more lucrative junk mail. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is as if there is a national conspiracy to get the population to eat fattening junk. Bad Food Britain (2006)Investors with large holdings of junk bonds took large losses. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Detectives found the loot in plastic bags hidden behind household junk and old furniture. The Sun (2006)But many people have binned it as junk mail because it looks like a consumer research form. The Sun (2007)An all in one loose cover on a junk shop chair will give it a more tailored look. Collins Complete Books of Soft Furnishings (1993)There were hardly going to tell him that his diet of junk food and pills would kill him. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Our minds are cluttered junk shops. Christianity Today (2000)We are not yet recycling space junk but at least we're clearing space in space. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Hong Kong harbour is beautiful and you can go on a junk boat and do all that touristy stuff, which we did. The Sun (2015)
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British English: junk /dʒʌŋk/ NOUN
Junk is an amount of old or useless things.
What shall we do with all this junk?
- American English: junk
- Arabic: خُرْدَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: tranqueira
- Chinese: 垃圾
- Croatian: smeće
- Czech: krámy harampádí
- Danish: skrammel
- Dutch: rommel
- European Spanish: trastos viejos
- Finnish: roina
- French: bazar
- German: Trödel
- Greek: σκουπίδια
- Italian: cianfrusaglie
- Japanese: がらくた
- Korean: 쓰레기
- Norwegian: skrap
- Polish: rupieć
- European Portuguese: tralha
- Romanian: vechitură
- Russian: хлам
- Spanish: trastos viejos
- Swedish: skräp
- Thai: ของเก่าที่ไม่ต้องการแล้ว
- Turkish: pılı pırtı
- Ukrainian: мотлох
- Vietnamese: đồ đồng nát
British English: junk VERB
If you junk something, you get rid of it or stop using it.
Consumers will not have to junk their old cassettes to use the new format.
Definition of junk from the Collins English Dictionary
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