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

     

    trash

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//træʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//træʃ//
     
    (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they trash
    BrE BrE//træʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//træʃ//
     
    he / she / it trashes
    BrE BrE//ˈtræʃɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtræʃɪz//
     
    past simple trashed
    BrE BrE//træʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//træʃt//
     
    past participle trashed
    BrE BrE//træʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//træʃt//
     
    -ing form trashing
    BrE BrE//ˈtræʃɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtræʃɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1trash something to damage or destroy something The band was famous for trashing hotel rooms.
  2. 2trash something/somebody to criticize something/somebody very strongly
  3. 3trash something (North American English) to throw away something that you do not want I'm leaving my old toys here—if you don't want them, just trash them.
  4. Word Origin late Middle English: of unknown origin. The verb is first recorded (mid 18th cent.) as meaning ‘to strip (sugar canes) of their outer leaves to ripen faster’; the current senses have arisen in the 20th cent.
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