Waste

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Waste->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ consumption
consumption
expenditure
exhaustion
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ dispersion
dispersion
&c. 73
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ ebb
ebb
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ leakage
leakage
&c.(exudation) 295
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ loss
loss
&c. 776
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ wear and tear
wear and tear
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ waste
waste
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ prodigality
prodigality
&c. 818
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ misuse
misuse
&c. 679
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ wasting
wasting
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ rubbish
rubbish
&c.(useless) 645
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ mountain in labor
mountain in labor
PARAG:Waste->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ spend
spend
expend
use
consume
swallow up
exhaust
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ impoverish
impoverish
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ spill
spill
drain
empty
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ disperse
disperse
&c. 73
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ cast away
cast away
fool away
muddle away
throw away
fling away
fritter away
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ burn the candle at both ends
burn the candle at both ends
waste
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ squander
squander
&c. 818
=> waste its sweetness on the desert air
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ waste its sweetness on the desert air
waste its sweetness on the desert air
=>(Gray)
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ cast one's bread upon the waters
cast one's bread upon the waters
cast pearls before swine
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ employ a steam engine to crack a nut
employ a steam engine to crack a nut
waste powder and shot
break a butterfly on a wheel
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ labor in vain
labor in vain
&c.(useless) 645
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ cut blocks with a razor
cut blocks with a razor
pour water into a sieve
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ leak
leak
&c.(run out) 295
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ run to waste
run to waste
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ ebb
ebb
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ melt away
melt away
run dry
dry up
PARAG:Waste->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ wasted
wasted
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ at a low ebb
at a low ebb
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ wasteful
wasteful
&c.(prodigal) 818
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ penny wise and pound foolish
penny wise and pound foolish

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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