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wastepaper basket

wastepaper basket

or

wastepaper bin

n
(Furniture) chiefly Brit another word for wastebasket
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wastepaper basket - a container with an open topwastepaper basket - a container with an open top; for discarded paper and other rubbish
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
Translations
سِلَّةُ الـمُهْمَلاتسَلَّة وَرَق مُهْمَلات
koš
papirkurv
paperikori
koš za otpatke
papírkosár
ruslakarfa
くずかご
휴지통
kôš na papier
papperskorg
ตระกร้าใส่ขยะ
sọt đựng giấy rác

wastepaper basket

[ˌweɪstˈpeɪpəˌbɑːskɪt] wastepaper bin [ˌweɪstˈpeɪpəbɪn] Ncesto m de los papeles, papelera f

wastepaper basket

ncestino per la cartaccia

waste

(weist) verb
to fail to use (something) fully or in the correct or most useful way. You're wasting my time with all these stupid questions.
noun
1. material which is or has been made useless. industrial waste from the factories; (also adjective) waste material.
2. (the) act of wasting. That was a waste of an opportunity.
3. a huge stretch of unused or infertile land, or of water, desert, ice etc. the Arctic wastes.
ˈwastage (-tidʒ) noun
loss by wasting; the amount wasted. Of the total amount, roughly 20% was wastage.
ˈwasteful adjective
involving or causing waste. Throwing away that bread is wasteful.
ˈwastefully adverb
ˈwastefulness noun
waste paper
paper which is thrown away as not being useful. Offices usually have a great deal of waste paper.
wastepaper basket (ˈweispeipə)
a basket or other (small) container for waste paper. Put those old letters in the wastepaper basket.
waste pipe (ˈweispaip)
a pipe to carry off waste material, or water from a sink etc. The kitchen waste pipe is blocked.
waste away
to decay; to lose weight, strength and health etc. He is wasting away because he has a terrible disease.

wastepaper basket

سِلَّةُ الـمُهْمَلات koš papirkurv Papierkorb καλάθι αχρήστων papelera paperikori corbeille koš za otpatke cestino per la carta straccia くずかご 휴지통 afvalemmer papirkurv kosz na papiery cesto para papéis, lixeira корзина для бумаг papperskorg ตระกร้าใส่ขยะ çöp sepeti sọt đựng giấy rác 废纸篓
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Balls of crunched up paper hitting the wastepaper basket, beads of sweat running down the tortured writer's brow and cigarettes being chain smoked as the words refuse to flow.