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trash

trash

 
 
pronunciation:
traesh
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: anything considered worthless or useless, and usu. discarded; rubbish; garbage.
 
synonyms:
dross, garbage, junk, offal, refuse, rubbish, waste
similar words:
chaff, debris, dregs, litter, muck, rejection, rubble, stuff, swill
definition 2: disposable plant prunings, leftover bits of wood, or the like.
similar words:
chaff, compost, flinders, mulch, remnants, shavings, splinters
definition 3: pointless or inferior writing.
synonyms:
balderdash, hogwash, rubbish, twaddle
similar words:
drivel, garbage, hooey, junk, kitsch, malarkey, nonsense, poppycock, rigmarole, swill
definition 4: (slang) any person or class considered inferior or disreputable.
synonyms:
rabble, riffraff, scum
similar words:
canaille, dregs, good-for-nothing, ne'er-do-well
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: trashed, trashes, trashing
definition 1: (informal) to damage or disarrange.
The kids trashed the house when the parents were away.
synonyms:
mess up
similar words:
damage, destroy, vandalize, wreck
definition 2: to severely criticize (a book, film, or the like) as being worthless.
synonyms:
bash, slam
similar words:
attack, badmouth, criticize, rip into
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  • trash bag:
    a bag for holding trash.
  • trash can:
    a large container for holding trash.
  • trash compactor:
    a machine that compacts trash to make it easier to throw away.
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