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wastepaper basket

American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

wastepaper basket

or

wastepaper bin

n
(Furniture) chiefly Brit another word for wastebasket
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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)
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

wastepaper basket

ncestino per la cartaccia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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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ATORN note, shredded and thrown in a wastepaper bin, convinced Detective Sergeant Mike Layton that officers has snared the WRONG man for the murder of a popular Birmingham publican.
Many different insects flew And crawled about with derringdo, Robert felt a great sense of doubt, "What on earth is all this about?" When he got home he felt quite bleak: It was that time slot of the week For him to put his washing in And empty the wastepaper bin. His 'Druridge insecurity' Lingered on:"What is little me?
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Director of Palestine Solidarity Campaign welcomed Sarah Colborne, stated: "Repeated statements from the EU condemning Israel's settlement building, and restating their illegality, have simply been thrown into the wastepaper bin by Israeli officials." Palestine Solidarity Campaign has campaigned for years for the European Union to turn their words into policy actions.