waste+away

  • 1 waste away — ˌwaste a ˈway [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they waste away he/she/it wastes away present participle wasting away past tense …

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  • 2 waste away — {v.} To become more thin and weak every day. * /Jane is wasting away with tuberculosis./ * /After Mrs. Barnes died, her husband wasted away with grief./ …

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  • 3 waste away — {v.} To become more thin and weak every day. * /Jane is wasting away with tuberculosis./ * /After Mrs. Barnes died, her husband wasted away with grief./ …

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  • 4 waste away — index decay, diminish, ebb, languish, lessen Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 waste away — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms waste away : present tense I/you/we/they waste away he/she/it wastes away present participle wasting away past tense wasted away past participle wasted away to gradually become thinner and weaker over a… …

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  • 6 waste away — 1. to gradually become thin and weak. He stopped eating and wasted away until he looked like a shadow. 2. to be damaged or rubbed away by weather. Good soil can waste away quickly if it s not cared for properly …

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  • 7 waste away — PHRASAL VERB If someone wastes away, they become extremely thin or weak because they are ill or worried and they are not eating properly. [V P] Persons dying from cancer grow thin and visibly waste away …

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  • 8 waste away — Synonyms and related words: Sanforize, abate, ablate, absorb, age, assimilate, atomize, atrophy, attenuate, bate, be consumed, be eaten away, be gone, bleed white, break up, burn up, cease, cease to be, cease to exist, cheat the undertaker, come… …

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  • 9 waste\ away — v To become more thin and weak every day. Jane is wasting away with tuberculosis. After Mrs. Barnes died, her husband wasted away with grief …

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  • 10 waste away — become progressively weaker and more emaciated. → waste …

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  • 11 waste away — verb To lose energy and become weak and feeble. She watched him wasting away from lack of food or exercise …

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  • 12 waste away phr v — Old sewage workers never die, they just waste away …

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  • 13 waste — ► VERB 1) use carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose. 2) fail to make full or good use of. 3) (be wasted on) be unappreciated by. 4) (often waste away) become progressively weaker and more emaciated. 5) literary lay waste to. 6) …

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  • 14 Waste (disambiguation) — *Waste is unwanted or undesired material left over after the completion of a process falling into a number of different waste types. **Feces, waste product from an animal s digestive tract expelled through the anus *Waste (law), a legal term used …

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  • 15 waste — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Gradual loss or decay Nouns 1. waste, wastage; dissipation; dispersion; ebb; leakage, loss; wear and tear; extravagance, wastefulness, prodigality, conspicuous consumption; waste of time; jeunesse dorée; …

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  • 16 waste — Synonyms and related words: Arabia Deserta, Death Valley, Sahara, abate, ablate, ablation, absorption, acarpous, afterglow, afterimage, arid, assimilation, atrophy, attenuate, attrition, back, back of beyond, back country, backwood, backwoods,… …

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  • 17 waste — [c]/weɪst / (say wayst) verb (wasted, wasting) –verb (t) 1. to consume, spend, or employ uselessly or without adequate return; use to no avail; squander: to waste money; to waste time; to waste effort; to waste words. 2. to fail or neglect to use …

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  • 18 waste — waste1 W3S2 [weıst] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(bad use)¦ 2 go to waste 3 be a waste of time/money/effort etc 4¦(unwanted materials)¦ 5 a waste of space 6¦(land)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Sense: 1 5; Date: 1200 1300; Origin: WASTE2] [ …

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  • 19 waste — I UK [weɪst] / US noun Word forms waste : singular waste plural wastes *** 1) a) [singular/uncountable] the failure to use something valuable in an effective way, so that it does not produce the benefits that it could All this uneaten food – what …

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  • 20 waste — [[t]we͟ɪst[/t]] ♦♦ wastes, wasting, wasted 1) VERB If you waste something such as time, money, or energy, you use too much of it doing something that is not important or necessary, or is unlikely to succeed. [V n ing] There could be many reasons… …

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