WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 trash /træʃ/USA pronunciation
n. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
v. [~ + object]
- anything worthless or thrown away;
rubbish:The town collects trash on Wednesdays.
- foolish ideas or talk;
- a worthless person or persons:the sort of trash who would steal candy from a baby.
- poor or inferior writing, art, or music.
- to destroy or vandalize, as in anger or protest:on a rampage trashing the downtown shopping area.
- to criticize or declare to be worthless:The critics trashed all of this week's new movies.
- Informal. to discard, as garbage or rubbish:trashed the empty beer cans.
trash (trash),USA pronunciation
- anything worthless, useless, or discarded;
- foolish or pointless ideas, talk, or writing;
- a worthless or disreputable person.
- such persons collectively.
- literary or artistic material of poor or inferior quality.
- broken or torn bits, as twigs, splinters, rags, or the like.
- something that is broken or lopped off from anything in preparing it for use.
- the refuse of sugar cane after the juice has been expressed.
- Computingan icon of a trash can that is used to delete files dragged onto it.
- [Slang.]to destroy, damage, or vandalize, as in anger or protest:The slovenly renters had trashed the house.
- to condemn, dismiss, or criticize as worthless:The article trashed several recent best-sellers.
- to remove the outer leaves of (a growing sugar cane plant).
- to free from superfluous twigs or branches.
- 1325–75; Middle English trasches (plural), apparently cognate with Norwegian trask rubbish; akin to Old English trus brushwood, Old Norse tros rubbish
- 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged drivel, rot, hogwash, nonsense.
Computingan icon of a trash can that is used to delete files dragged onto it.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
trash /træʃ/ n
- foolish ideas or talk; nonsense
- chiefly US Canadian useless or unwanted matter or objects
- a literary or artistic production of poor quality
- chiefly US Canadian a poor or worthless person or a group of such people
- bits that are broken or lopped off, esp the trimmings from trees or plants
- the dry remains of sugar cane after the juice has been extracted
Etymology: 16th Century: of obscure origin; perhaps related to Norwegian trask
- to remove the outer leaves and branches from (growing plants, esp sugar cane)
- slang to attack or destroy (someone or something) wilfully or maliciously
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