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A great deal of time was wasted arguing over the details of the contract.
There were accusations that the government was wasting public money.
Why do you waste your money on lottery tickets?
It made him sick to see all that hard work wasted.
She had wasted the opportunity to talk to a Hollywood producer.
Don’t give the smoked salmon to the children – it’d just be wasted on them.
Don’t waste your breath arguing with him.
This is the British English definition of waste. View American English definition of waste.