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trash

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noun \ˈtrash\

Definition of trash

  1. 1 :  something worth little or nothing: asa :  junk, rubbishb (1) :  empty talk :  nonsense (2) :  inferior or worthless writing or artistic matter (as a television show); especially :  such matter intended purely for sensational entertainment (3) :  trash talk

  2. 2 :  something in a crumbled or broken condition or mass; especially :  debris from pruning or processing plant material

  3. 3 :  a worthless person; also :  such persons as a group :  riffraff

Examples of trash in a sentence

  1. Take out the trash, please.

  2. I put the dirty diaper in the trash.

  3. I can't believe you're reading that trash.

  4. She thinks that they're all trash.

Origin and Etymology of trash

Middle English trasch fallen leaves and twigs, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect trask rubbish; Old Norse tros fallen leaves and twigs, Old English trus


First Known Use: circa 1518


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trash

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Definition of trash

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  throw away 1 <standards of reality and truth were trashed — Edwin Diamond>

    2. 2 :  vandalize, destroy

    3. 3 :  attack, assault

    4. 4 :  spoil, ruin <trashing the environment>

    5. 5 :  to subject to criticism or invective; especially :  to disparage strongly <a film trashed by the critics>

    6. intransitive verb
    7. :  to trash something or someone

    Examples of trash in a sentence

    1. a computer program that trashes useless files

    2. The vacuum cleaner couldn't be fixed, so I trashed it.

    3. The apartment had been trashed.

    4. He says that the government's policies are trashing the environment.

    1902

    First Known Use of trash

    1902



    TRASH Defined for English Language Learners

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    trash

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    noun \ˈtrash\

    Definition of trash for English Language Learners

    • : things that are no longer useful or wanted and that have been thrown away

    • : a container where people put things that are being thrown away

    • : something that is very low in quality


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    trash

    verb

    Definition of trash for English Language Learners

    • : to throw away (something)

    • : to cause great damage to (something)

    • : to criticize (someone or something) very harshly


    TRASH Defined for Kids

    trash

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    noun \ˈtrash\

    Definition of trash for Students

    1. 1 :  something of little or no value that is thrown away

    2. 2 :  people who deserve little respect



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