What does the word waste mean?

Usage examples for waste

  1. They find it very hard to waste the days in superficialities. – The Girl and Her Religion by Margaret Slattery
  2. " You didn't waste much time," he said. – Gallegher and Other Stories by Richard Harding Davis
  3. But don't waste time on me, Gemmell, when you have her life to save, if you can. – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie