Definition of bin verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bin

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//bɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bin
BrE BrE//bɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪn//
 
he / she / it bins
BrE BrE//bɪnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪnz//
 
past simple binned
BrE BrE//bɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪnd//
 
past participle binned
BrE BrE//bɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪnd//
 
-ing form binning
BrE BrE//ˈbɪnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪnɪŋ//
 
 
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(binning, binned) bin something (British English, informal) to throw something away Do you need to keep these letters or shall we bin them? Sorry—I’ve already binned it. Word Origin Old English bin(n), binne, of Celtic origin; related to Welsh ben ‘cart’. The original meaning was ‘container’ in a general sense; also specifically ‘a container for animal food in a stable’ and ‘container for grain, bread, or other foodstuffs’. The sense ‘container for rubbish’ dates from the mid 19th cent.