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junk

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1 that which is of low quality or worth

  • couldn't believe that such junk was chosen to be read for the book club
  • my car is junk—it spends more time in the shop than on the road
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2 discarded or useless material

  • junk on the side of the road waiting for the trash collection
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junk

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to get rid of as useless or unwanted

  • we'll have to junk this old car
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dispose of, set aside

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Synonym Discussion of junk

discard, cast, shed, slough, scrap, junk mean to get rid of. discard implies the letting go or throwing away of something that has become useless or superfluous though often not intrinsically valueless.
    • discard old clothes
cast, especially when used with off, away, or out, implies a forceful rejection or repudiation.
    • cast off her friends
shed and slough imply a throwing off of something both useless and encumbering and often suggest a consequent renewal of vitality or luster.
    • shed a bad habit
    • finally sloughed off the depression
scrap and junk imply throwing away or breaking up as worthless in existent form.
    • scrap all the old ways
    • would junk our educational system


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