Trash meaning

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The definition of trash is something thought to be worthless or unnecessary.

An example of trash are reality television shows.

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A person or people regarded as disreputable, insignificant, etc.
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(US) To beat soundly in a game.
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A collar, leash, or halter used to restrain a dog in pursuing game.

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(US) To disrespect someone or something.
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Trash means to insult someone, or to destroy something.

An example of trash is talking badly about a friend behind their back.

An example of trash is throwing a television out a second story window.

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Trash is defined as things thought to be worthless, unnecessary or that have been thrown away.

An example of trash is food packaging once the food has been removed.

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(slang) Regarded as being worthless, offensive, lacking in substance, etc.

An afternoon of trash TV.

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To restrain, as by a leash.
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(1) To delete a record or file on the computer.
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(chiefly US) Useless things to be discarded; rubbish; refuse.
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A container into which things are discarded.
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Something worthless or of poor quality.
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(slang, derogatory) People of low social status or class. (See, for example, white trash.)
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(computing) Temporary storage on disk for files that the user has deleted, allowing them to be recovered if necessary.
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(US) To discard.
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(US) To make into a mess.

The burglars trashed the house.

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To free from trash, or worthless matter; hence, to lop; to crop.

To trash the rattoons of sugar cane.

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To treat as trash, or worthless matter; hence, to spurn, humiliate, or crush.
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To hold back by a trash or leash, as a dog in pursuing game; hence, to retard, encumber, or restrain; to clog; to hinder vexatiously.

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Parts that have been broken off, stripped off, etc., esp. leaves, twigs, husks, and other plant trimmings.
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Broken, discarded, or worthless things; rubbish; refuse.
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The refuse of sugar cane after the juice has been pressed out.
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To trim (trees or plants) of trash.
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(informal) To destroy (property) as by vandalism or arson.
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A leash for restraining an animal.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of trash

  • Probably of Scandinavian origin Norwegian dialectal trask

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably a dialectal form of (compare Orkney truss, English dialectal trous), from Old Norse tros (“rubbish, fallen leaves and twigs"). Compare Norwegian trask (“lumber, trash, baggage"), Swedish trasa (“rag, cloth, worthless fellow"), Swedish trÃ¥s (“dry fallen twigs, wood-waste"). Compare also Old English þreahs, þreax (“rottenness, rubbish").

    From Wiktionary