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(动词) 
Definition
to fail to take advantage of
We can't afford to waste money on another holiday.
同义词
squander
He had squandered his chances to win.
,
throw away
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blow (slang)
My brother lent me some money and I went and blew the lot.
,
run through
, ,
misuse
The committee has cleared leaders of misusing funds.
,
dissipate
Her father had dissipated her inheritance.
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fritter away
,
frivol away (informal)
反义词
(动词) 
a cruel disease which wastes the muscles
同义词
wear out
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wither
His leg muscles had withered from lack of use.
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deplete
substances that deplete the ozone layer
,
debilitate
Fear threatened to debilitate me.
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drain
My emotional turmoil has drained me.
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undermine
They are accused of trying to undermine the government.
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exhaust
The effort of speaking had exhausted him.
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consume
Some refrigerators consume 70 per cent less electricity than the least efficient models.
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eat away
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corrode
Engineers found that the structure had been corroded by moisture.
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enfeeble
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sap the strength of
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emaciate
(名词) 
Definition
the act of wasting something or the state of being wasted
The whole project is a complete waste of time and resources.
同义词
squandering
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misuse
the misuse of public funds
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loss
The loss of income is about £250 million.
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extravagance
He was accused of gross mismanagement and financial extravagance.
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frittering away
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lost opportunity
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dissipation
the dissipation of my wealth
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wastefulness
,
misapplication
, ,
unthriftiness
反义词
, , ,
good housekeeping
,
(名词) 
Definition
rubbish
This country produces 10 million tonnes of toxic waste every year.
同义词
rubbish
unwanted household rubbish
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refuse
a weekly collection of refuse
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debris
Seven vehicles were damaged by flying debris.
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sweepings
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scrap
cut up for scrap
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litter
If you see litter in the corridor, pick it up.
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garbage
rotting piles of garbage
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trash (US, Canadian)
The yards are overgrown and cluttered with trash.
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leftovers
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offal
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dross
recovering gold nuggets from dross
, , ,
offscourings
(名词) 
Definition
a region that is wild or uncultivated
the barren wastes of the Sahara
同义词
desert
The vehicles have been modified to suit conditions in the desert.
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wilds
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wilderness
He looked out over a wilderness of mountain, lake and forest.
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solitude (poetic)
travelling by yourself in these vast solitudes
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wasteland
Pollution has already turned vast areas into a wasteland.
(形容词) 
Definition
rejected as being useless, unwanted, or worthless
suitable locations for the disposal of waste products
同义词
unwanted
The city plan would promote unwanted development in the suburbs.
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worthless
Training is worthless unless there is proof that it works.
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leftover
Leftover chicken makes a wonderful salad.
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superfluous
My presence at the afternoon's proceedings was superflous.
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unusable
,
反义词
, ,
utilized
(形容词) 
Definition
not cultivated or productive
Yarrow can be found growing wild on waste ground.
同义词
uncultivated
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wild
one of the few wild areas remaining in the South East
,
bare
a bare landscape
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barren
the Tibetan landscape of the high barren mountains
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empty
The room was bare and empty.
, , , ,
desolate
a desolate, barren place
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unproductive
increasingly unproductive land
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uninhabited
an uninhabited island in the North Pacific
反义词
,
developed
, ,
in use
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动词短语

See waste away

使用说明

Waste and wastage are to some extent interchangeable, but many people think that wastage should not be used to refer to loss resulting from human carelessness, inefficiency, etc: a waste (not a wastage) of time, money, effort, etc.

谚语

It's no use making shoes for geese

其他同义词

in the sense of bare
a bare landscape
in the sense of barren
the Tibetan landscape of the high barren mountains
in the sense of blow
Definition
to spend (money) freely
My brother lent me some money and I went and blew the lot.
同义词
run through,
use up,
fritter away

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