loss, wrong use, or lack of full use
used, damaged, or unwanted matter
an unused or useless stretch of land; a wide empty lonely stretch of water or land
make no use of, make poor use of; use badly or wrongly, use too much of, use more than is needed; use without a good purpose, fail to get value or benefit from
become or cause to become weak and thin slowly; lose strength by degree
make land, building etc. waste; make useless by damage
got rid of as worthless, damaged, or of no use
empty; ruined or destroyed
"they collect the waste once a week"
"much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"
"if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste"
"mindless dissipation of natural resources"
"a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"
"the wastefulness of missed opportunities"
"the barrens of central Africa"
"the trackless wastes of the desert"
"a desert island"
"a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"
"a wild stretch of land"
"He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"
"You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
"waste a joke on an unappreciative audience"
"We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer"
"The water wastes back into the ocean"
"The mafia liquidated the informer"
"the double agent was neutralized"
"waste not, want not"
"After her husband died, she just pined away"
"The treatment emaciated him"
"The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
"Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"
We ascended Mount Hopeless,..nothing but an endless waste of barren rock.
出自： A. Moorehead
He was wasted away to no more than a skeleton.
出自： M. Puzo
He's just wasting away and the doctor seems unable to help.
Since my aunt's operation, she has simply been wasting away and may not last long.
John is wasting away with his illness.
He wasted away to a skeleton.
He persuaded me not to waste my time playing games.
She worked hard at her studies and never wasted time adorning herself.
There was no need to waste any energy thinking about it.
You must waste no time in finishing the job.
We should waste no time in acting.
There is no use wasting time in discussing the matter.
Don't waste your time in watching television.
Don't waste words on him.He is stubborn.
I won't waste another minute on you unless you're going to help!
He wasted his time, money and ability on these worthless people.
Don't waste your money on that new soap powder, it's no good.
To think of our having wasted so much money on that.
He wasted a lot of time on things that have no importance.
Why did you waste time and energy on something so hopeless?
He allowed no money to be wasted on luxuries.
The humour is wasted on them.
这种幽默他们并不欣赏。 waste sth (on) v-ing
Don't waste your time on helping underservers.
I've wasted too much time fooling around, and I almost ruined my career.
If there is a word you are not familiar with, do not waste too much time worrying about what it might mean.
The retreating army laid waste the fields and farm buildings along their path.
Some of the finest cities of Europe have been laid waste by bombing.
误 It's a waste of time to talk with him about it.
正 It's a waste of time talking with him about it.
析 It's a waste of time句型常接 v -ing而不接to- v 作主语。
误 He wasted a lot of time to do things that have little importance.
正 He wasted a lot of time on things that have little importance.
正 He wasted a lot of time in doing things that have little importance.
析 表示“浪费时间〔金钱、精力〕去做某事”可以说waste time〔money,energy〕 (in〔on〕) v -ing,不能说waste time〔money,energy〕 to- v 。
误 He wasted too much time for it.
正 He wasted too much time on it.