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trash

 (trăsh)
n.
1.
a. Worthless or discarded material or objects; refuse or rubbish.
b. A place or receptacle where rubbish is discarded: threw the wrapper in the trash.
2.
a. Something considered worthless or of inferior quality, such as a piece of writing.
b. Disparaging, often abusive speech about a person or group.
c. A person or group of people regarded as worthless or contemptible.
3.
a. Something broken off or removed to be discarded, especially plant trimmings.
b. The refuse of sugarcane after extraction of the juice.
tr.v. trashed, trash·ing, trash·es
1. Slang
a. To throw away; discard: trashed the broken toaster.
b. To damage or wreck, as by vandalism: The house got trashed during the party.
c. To criticize severely or attack verbally: The film was trashed by reviewers.
2.
a. To remove twigs or branches from (a tree, for example).
b. To cut off the outer leaves of (growing sugarcane).

[Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialectal trask.]

trash

(træʃ)
n
1. foolish ideas or talk; nonsense
2. chiefly US and Canadian useless or unwanted matter or objects
3. a literary or artistic production of poor quality
4. chiefly US and Canadian a poor or worthless person or a group of such people
5. (Horticulture) bits that are broken or lopped off, esp the trimmings from trees or plants
6. (Plants) the dry remains of sugar cane after the juice has been extracted
vb
7. (Agriculture) to remove the outer leaves and branches from (growing plants, esp sugar cane)
8. slang to attack or destroy (someone or something) wilfully or maliciously
[C16: of obscure origin; perhaps related to Norwegian trask]
ˈtrashery n

trash

(træʃ)
vb
(tr) to restrain with or as if with a lead
n
a lead for a dog
[C17: perhaps from obsolete French tracier to track, trace1]

trash

(træʃ)

n.
1. anything worthless, useless, or discarded; rubbish.
2. foolish or pointless ideas or talk; nonsense.
3. a worthless or disreputable person.
4. such persons collectively.
5. literary or artistic material of poor or inferior quality.
6. broken or torn bits, as twigs, splinters, or rags.
7. something that is broken or lopped off from anything in preparing it for use.
8. the refuse of sugarcane after the juice has been expressed.
9. Computers. an icon of a trash can that is used to delete files dragged onto it.
v.t.
10. to destroy, damage, or vandalize, as in anger or protest.
11. to criticize, dismiss, or condemn as worthless.
12. to remove the outer leaves of (a growing sugarcane plant).
13. to free from superfluous twigs or branches.
[1325–75; Middle English trasches (pl.), appar. c. Norwegian trask rubbish; akin to Old English trus brushwood, Old Norse tros rubbish]
trash′er, n.

Trash

 rubbish; dross; worthless people collectively; splinters and twigs from tree or hedge cutting, 1707.
Examples: trash of straw, 1574; tobacco trash, 1763.

trash


Past participle: trashed
Gerund: trashing

Imperative
trash
trash
Present
I trash
you trash
he/she/it trashes
we trash
you trash
they trash
Preterite
I trashed
you trashed
he/she/it trashed
we trashed
you trashed
they trashed
Present Continuous
I am trashing
you are trashing
he/she/it is trashing
we are trashing
you are trashing
they are trashing
Present Perfect
I have trashed
you have trashed
he/she/it has trashed
we have trashed
you have trashed
they have trashed
Past Continuous
I was trashing
you were trashing
he/she/it was trashing
we were trashing
you were trashing
they were trashing
Past Perfect
I had trashed
you had trashed
he/she/it had trashed
we had trashed
you had trashed
they had trashed
Future
I will trash
you will trash
he/she/it will trash
we will trash
you will trash
they will trash
Future Perfect
I will have trashed
you will have trashed
he/she/it will have trashed
we will have trashed
you will have trashed
they will have trashed
Future Continuous
I will be trashing
you will be trashing
he/she/it will be trashing
we will be trashing
you will be trashing
they will be trashing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been trashing
you have been trashing
he/she/it has been trashing
we have been trashing
you have been trashing
they have been trashing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been trashing
you will have been trashing
he/she/it will have been trashing
we will have been trashing
you will have been trashing
they will have been trashing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been trashing
you had been trashing
he/she/it had been trashing
we had been trashing
you had been trashing
they had been trashing
Conditional
I would trash
you would trash
he/she/it would trash
we would trash
you would trash
they would trash
Past Conditional
I would have trashed
you would have trashed
he/she/it would have trashed
we would have trashed
you would have trashed
they would have trashed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trash - worthless material that is to be disposed oftrash - worthless material that is to be disposed of
waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product - any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted; "they collect the waste once a week"; "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"
scrap metal - discarded metal suitable for reprocessing; "he finally sold the car for scrap metal"
debris, detritus, junk, rubble, dust - the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
litter - rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places)
2.trash - worthless peopletrash - worthless people      
ragtag, ragtag and bobtail, riffraff, rabble - disparaging terms for the common people
3.trash - nonsensical talk or writing
drivel, garbage - a worthless message
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
4.trash - an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speed - a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression
controlled substance - a drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law
Verb1.trash - dispose of (something useless or old)trash - dispose of (something useless or old); "trash these old chairs"; "junk an old car"; "scrap your old computer"
chuck out, discard, cast aside, cast away, throw away, toss away, toss out, put away, throw out, cast out, dispose, fling, toss - throw or cast away; "Put away your worries"
2.trash - express a totally negative opinion oftrash - express a totally negative opinion of; "The critics panned the performance"
disparage, belittle, pick at - express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts"

trash

noun
1. nonsense, rubbish, garbage (informal), rot, balls (taboo slang), bull (slang), shit (taboo slang), pants (slang), crap (slang), bullshit (taboo slang), hot air (informal), tosh (slang, chiefly Brit.), pap, cobblers (Brit. taboo slang), bilge (informal), drivel, twaddle, tripe (informal), guff (slang), moonshine, hogwash, hokum (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), piffle (informal), poppycock (informal), inanity, balderdash, bosh (informal), eyewash (informal), kak (S. African taboo slang), trumpery, tommyrot, foolish talk, horsefeathers (U.S. slang), bunkum or buncombe (chiefly U.S.) Don't read that awful trash.
nonsense reason, sense, significance, logic
2. (Chiefly U.S. & Canad.) litter, refuse, waste, rubbish, sweepings, junk (informal), garbage, dross, dregs, dreck (slang, chiefly U.S.), offscourings The yards are overgrown and cluttered with trash.
3. (Chiefly U.S. & Canad.) scum, rabble, dross, lowest of the low, riffraff, dregs of society, rubbish, canaille (French) He hit out at what he called 'Anti-Semitic trash'.
verb
1. wreck, damage, destroy, ruin, mar, spoil, deface, vandalize, total (informal) Would they trash the place when the party was over?
2. criticise, attack, abuse, insult, knock (informal), pan (informal), condemn, hammer (informal), slam (informal), rubbish (Brit. informal), savage, roast (informal), slate (Brit. informal), censure, crucify (informal), slag off (Brit. informal), flay, bad-mouth (chiefly U.S.), lambaste, take to pieces (informal), give a bad press to, take or pull apart (informal) Why did the candidates spend so much time trashing each other?

trash

noun
2. A group of persons regarded as the lowest class:
Slang: scum.
Idioms: scum of the earth, tag and rag, the great unwashed.
verb
Slang. To injure or destroy (property) maliciously:
Translations
قَمَامَةنُفايَه، شَيء تافِههُرَاء
brakodpadkysmetí
affald
rämps
roskaroskakorisotkeajäte
smeće
szemét
rusl
くだらないことごみ
쓰레기허튼 소리
bevertis
drazanieki
brak
smetsmeti
skräp
ขยะ
rác

trash

[træʃ] (US)
A. N
1. (= rubbish) → basura f, desperdicios mpl
2. (fig) → tonterías fpl, babosadas fpl (LAm)
the book is trashel libro es una basura
he talks a lot of trashno dice más que tonterías
trash!¡tonterías!
3. (pej) (= people) (human) trashgente f inútil, gentuza f
see also white
B. VT
1. (= wreck) → hacer polvo, destrozar
2. (= criticize) [+ person] → poner verde; [+ ideas] → poner por los suelos
C. CPD trash can Ncubo m de la basura, bote m de la basura, tarro m de la basura (LAm)
trash heap Nbasurero m

trash

[ˈtræʃ] n
(= low-quality book, film, food) → bêtises fpl
(= worthless goods) → camelote f
(US) (= rubbish) → ordures fpltrash can n (US)poubelle f

trash

n
(US: = refuse) → Abfall m
(= goods)Schund m, → Ramsch m (inf), → billiges Zeug; (= book, play etc)Schund m; (= pop group etc)Mist m (inf); don’t talk trashred nicht so einen Quatsch (inf)
(pej inf: = people) → Gesindel nt, → Pack nt; trash like herGesindel wie sie; she/he is trashsie/er taugt nichts ? white trash
vt
(inf) placeverwüsten; car (= crash)zu Schrott fahren; (= vandalize)kaputt machen (inf)
(esp US inf: = criticize) → verreißen, schlechtmachen

trash

:
trash can
n (US) → Abfalleimer m
trashman
n (US) → Müllmann m

trash

[træʃ] n (Am) (rubbish) → rifiuti mpl, spazzatura (pej) (goods) → ciarpame m (fig) (nonsense) → sciocchezze fpl, stupidaggini fpl
the book is trash → il libro è una schifezza
they're just trash (fam, pej) (people) → sono dei pezzenti

trash

(trӕʃ) noun
rubbish. Throw it away! It's just trash.
ˈtrashy adjective
worthless. trashy jewellery/novels/music.
ˈtrashcan noun
(American) a dustbin.

trash

قَمَامَة, هُرَاء odpadky, smetí affald Abfall, Müll σκουπίδι, σκουπίδια basura jäte, roska déchets, ordures smeće immondizia くだらないこと, ごみ 쓰레기, 허튼 소리 afval, rotzooi søppel śmieci lixo мусор, хлам skräp ขยะ çöp rác 垃圾, 糟透的

trash

n. basura, desecho.
References in classic literature ?
I think you and I could do as well as that if we tried," returned Jo, amused at his admiration of the trash.
He was of no consequence--he was flung aside, like a bit of trash, the carcass of some animal.
Tom, now is a hero to Eva; his stories are wonders in her eyes, his songs and Methodist hymns are better than an opera, and the traps and little bits of trash in his pocket a mine of jewels, and he the most wonderful Tom that ever wore a black skin.
Next, for about a half an hour, I whoops now and then; at last I hears the answer a long ways off, and tries to follow it, but I couldn't do it, and directly I judged I'd got into a nest of towheads, for I had little dim glimpses of them on both sides of me -- sometimes just a narrow channel between, and some that I couldn't see I knowed was there because I'd hear the wash of the current against the old dead brush and trash that hung over the banks.
I'll put my trash away, because you can make me if I refuse,' answered the young lady, closing her book, and throwing it on a chair.
The elephants had stamped out more room--had stamped the thick grass and juicy cane to trash, the trash into slivers, the slivers into tiny fibers, and the fibers into hard earth.
I should then have turned everything into the sublime and the beautiful; in the nastiest, unquestionable trash, I should have sought out the sublime and the beautiful.
Gray-headed, hollow-eyed, pale-cheeked, and lean-bodied, he was the perfect picture of a man who had fed on windy schemes and empty hopes, till he could neither live on such unwholesome trash, nor stomach more substantial food.
Do you know anything besides that useless trash of college learning--Greek, Latin, and so forth?
There were other lumps and festoons and things like decayed tree-trunks studded on the face of the rock, the old combs of past years, or new cities built in the shadow of the windless gorge, and huge masses of spongy, rotten trash had rolled down and stuck among the trees and creepers that clung to the rock- face.
There are thousands upon thousands of coxcombs and charlatans in the world, made up of just such a jumble of wornout, forgotten, and good-for-nothing trash as he was
If his omelettes - if his fricandeaux were inestimable, what littérateur of that day would not have given twice as much for an "Idée de Bon-Bon" as for all the trash of "Idées" of all the rest of the savants ?