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Synonyms for waste

Synonyms for waste

to use up foolishly or needlessly

to spend (money) excessively and usually foolishly

to pass (time) without working or in avoiding work

to fail to take advantage of


to do away with completely and destructively

to destroy completely as or as if by conquering

to take the life of (a person or persons) unlawfully

a tract of unproductive land

Synonyms for waste

the trait of wasting resources

an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation

(law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect

spend thoughtlessly

use inefficiently or inappropriately

run off as waste


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get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing

lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief

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cause to grow thin or weak

cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

become physically weaker

located in a dismal or remote area

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But fear not, Bill's talents are not going to waste, he's moving to the Training School to pass on his enlightened methods to his fellow officers.
And it's fresh water, and it's just going to waste.
The PCT's prescribing advisor, Janette Stephenson, said: "A lot of money is currently going to waste which could be put to good use.
Once upon a time in this country, a river without a dam was considered water going to waste.
If it doesn't pass the smell test, the swing voters over at the Hill, Charlie O's, or my old man's house aren't going to waste time on it.
I wanted to send the message that we weren't going to waste any time,'' Johnston said.
These are two great fillies and I'm not going to waste a start.
I wasted a big part of my life, and I'm not going to waste any more,'' Brokaw says.
It looked like the Trojans were going to waste one of their best starts of the season.