英 [weɪst] 美 [west]
名词浪费，白费，挥霍钱财; 废料，废品，废物; 荒地，荒芜; 消耗（量），损耗
及物/不及物动词浪费; 徒劳; （使）损耗; （使）消瘦
及物动词破坏; 干掉; （游戏或比赛中）大胜
形容词废弃的， 无用的， 荒芜的
1. go to waste : 浪费掉, 白费；
1. He was wasted by disease.
2. Long dry periods wasted the land.
1. Turn the water off. Don't let it waste.
1. The city was burnt to a desolate waste.
2. A lot of poisonous waste from the chemical works polluted the river.
A：I would suggest that you use this material instead of that .
B：But that costs more .
A：But you will get less waste from this .
B：We‘ll try it once .
A：The last order didn‘t work out too well for us
B：What was wrong?
A：We were developing too much waste .
B：I suggest you go up to our next higher price level.
A：Wow, I love those jeans! Are they designer jeans?
B：I don’t know. My mother just gave them to me.
A：Let me see. These are really expensive jeans! Your mother must really love you.
B：I guess. I don’t really like designer clothes though. I don’t know why people spend so much money on a piece of clothing. The money could be spent in a much better way.
A：Well, if you decide you don’t want them, let me know. I’m sure I could find someone who would like to wear them.
B：Do you have a lot of brand name clothes?
A：I wouldn’t wear anything that wasn’t a brand name.
B：Really? You must spend a lot of money on clothing then.
A：I do, but I think it’s worth it. People treat you differently when you have nice clothing on.
B：Do you think that’s true?
A：Sure. Pay attention as you walk down the street in those jeans. People will be looking.
B：I don’t believe it. I think designer clothing is a complete waste of money. Especially when you can’t afford it!
A：To each their own, I guess!
1. 废料：高科技还需要废料(Waste). 说的好乱,但是其实游戏中的产业链也确实错综复杂,少了任何原料,就会导致成本过高,然后企业破产倒闭. 在加上,不同的工业类型需要不同的人群,所以作为市长,就真的需要小心翼翼,纵观全局. 哦. 对了.
If you waste something such as time, money, or energy, you use too much of it doing something that is not important or necessary, or is unlikely to succeed.
e.g. There could be many reasons and he was not going to waste time speculating on them...
e.g. I resolved not to waste money on a hotel...
Waste is the use of money or other resources on things that do not need it.
e.g. The packets are measured to reduce waste...
e.g. I hate waste.
Waste is material which has been used and is no longer wanted, for example because the valuable or useful part of it has been taken out.
e.g. Congress passed a law that regulates the disposal of waste...
e.g. Up to 10 million tonnes of toxic wastes are produced every year in the UK.
If you waste an opportunity for something, you do not take advantage of it when it is available.
e.g. Let's not waste an opportunity to see the children...
e.g. It was a wasted opportunity.
If you say that something is wasted on someone, you mean that there is no point giving it or telling it to them as they will not appreciate, understand, or pay any attention to it.
e.g. All the well-meant, sincere advice is largely wasted on him.
Waste land is land, especially in or near a city, which is not used or looked after by anyone, and so is covered by wild plants and rubbish.
e.g. There was a patch of waste land behind the church...
e.g. Yarrow can be found growing wild in fields and on waste ground.
Wastes are a large area of land, for example a desert, in which there are very few people, plants, or animals.
e.g. ...the barren wastes of the Sahara.
8. see also: wasted
If something goes to waste, it remains unused or has to be thrown away.
e.g. So much of his enormous effort and talent will go to waste if we are forced to drop one hour of the film...
e.g. Mexican cookery is economical, she says. Nothing goes to waste.
If something or someone lays waste an area or town or lays waste to it, they completely destroy it.
e.g. The war has laid waste large regions of the countryside.
e.g. ...cities laid waste by the decline of traditional industries...
The expression waste not, want not means that if you do not use too much of something now you will have some left later when you need it.
e.g. ...a nation that prides itself on its 'waste not, want not' thrift and its environmental conscience.
12. to waste your breath -> see breath
to waste no time -> see time
1. useless or profitless activity
using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
e.g. if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
mindless dissipation of natural resources
2. (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect
Synonym: permissive waste
3. the trait of wasting resources
e.g. a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste
the wastefulness of missed opportunities
4. an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
e.g. the barrens of central Africa
the trackless wastes of the desert
5. any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
e.g. they collect the waste once a week
much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers
Synonym: waste materialwaste matterwaste product
1. become physically weaker
e.g. Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world
2. cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
e.g. The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion
Synonym: lay waste todevastatedesolateravagescourge
3. cause to grow thin or weak
e.g. The treatment emaciated him
4. lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
e.g. After her husband died, she just pined away
Synonym: pine awaylanguish
5. spend extravagantly
e.g. waste not, want not
6. use inefficiently or inappropriately
e.g. waste heat
waste a joke on an unappreciative audience
7. get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
e.g. The mafia liquidated the informer
the double agent was neutralized
Synonym: neutralizeneutraliseliquidateknock offdo in
8. run off as waste
e.g. The water wastes back into the ocean
Synonym: run off
9. get rid of
e.g. We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer
10. spend thoughtlessly
e.g. He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends
You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree
1. located in a dismal or remote area
e.g. a desert island
a godforsaken wilderness crossroads
a wild stretch of land