waste

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈweɪst/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/weɪst/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(wāst)

Inflections of 'waste' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
wastes
v 3rd person singular
wasting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
wasted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
wasted
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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waste

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. don't waste my time
  2. [stop, we're] wasting time
  3. don't waste your [breath, energy]
  4. don't waste [water, electricity, food]
  5. waste your [talent, ability, skills, life]
  6. waste your [money, efforts] on
  7. wasted a [golden, once-in-a-lifetime] opportunity
  8. my [talents, paintings] are wasted on you
  9. your [talent] is wasted at that [company, school]
  10. [seems, is] a [pity, shame] to waste them
  11. wasted the best years of my life
  12. she is wasting away
  13. he wasted away to nothing
  14. causes the muscles to waste away
  15. her muscles have wasted
n
  1. [oil, liquid, gas, chemical, natural, nuclear] waste
  2. [household, food, restaurant, local, national] waste
  3. a [large, worrying, huge] amount of waste
  4. 50 [tons, hectares, containers] of waste
  5. the [disposal, dumping] of [nuclear, medical, toxic] waste
  6. the [industry, factory, plant, city] generates waste
  7. generates [a lot of, a great deal of, too much] of waste
  8. [generates, produces, spews] waste
  9. [dump, burn, recycle, regenerate] waste
  10. [cut down on, eliminate, remove] waste
  11. waste from [households, factories, restaurants]
  12. (is) such a waste
  13. a [big, complete, total] waste (of)
  14. a waste of (my) [time, energy, resources, money]
  15. a waste of [a life, her talent]
  16. the [frozen, abandoned, blackened] wastes of
  17. the waste and repair of [parts, tissue, joints]
  18. the [troops, enemy, tanks] laid waste to the (town)
n as adj
  1. waste [materials, byproducts, paper, product]
  2. waste [recycling, collection, reduction]
  3. waste [bucket, can, receptacle]
  4. waste [treatment, sanitation, disposal, management] (facilities)
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