garbage can


: a container for garbage

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web He was amused – although his first thought was to evict the couple and their belongings into the garbage can. Laura Colvin, USA TODAY, 13 Apr. 2023 His garbage can cleaning company spans nine locations in four states This TikTok success story is not unique to Evertsen; as the platform becomes an ever-more-powerful discovery engine and shopping hub, many of the app’s 150 million American users have used it to launch businesses and careers. Alexandra S. Levine, Forbes, 22 Mar. 2023 Court records reviewed by The News Tribune revealed that officers found the couple's bodies with gunshot wounds in a garbage can near their home that afternoon. Nicole Acosta, Peoplemag, 10 Mar. 2023 Leah buries the card in the dorm garbage can. Jeffrey Ann Goudie,, 9 Mar. 2023 CBS News reports authorities were first alerted to the baby boy after a gas station employee found him inside of a bag placed inside the garbage can. Tristan Balagtas, Peoplemag, 10 Mar. 2023 Investigators recovered it in Mogen's bed, next to her body, and found a paternal DNA match in the garbage can at Kohberger's parents' house on the other side of the country. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 24 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Garbage can.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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