waist - waste

waist - waste
These words are both pronounced .
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'waist'
Waist is a noun. Your waist is the middle part of your body, above your hips.

She tied an apron around her waist.

He was naked from the waist up.

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'waste' used as a verb
Waste is most commonly used as a verb. If you waste time, money, or energy, you use it on something that is unimportant or unnecessary.

You're wasting your time.

...fear of wasting money on a new idea.

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'waste' used as a noun
You can also say that something is a waste of time, money, or energy.

I'll never do that again. It's a waste of time.

It's a waste of money hiring skis.

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Waste has another meaning. You use it to refer to material which has been used and is no longer wanted, for example because the useful part of it has been removed.

The river was thick with industrial waste.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • waist / waste —    Waist refers the (often) narrow area of a human body between the hips and ribs: We often wear a belt around our waist.    Waste is garbage, or waste can be a verb meaning to use carelessly : You shouldn t waste food and you should recycle… …   Confused words

  • waist / waste —    Waist refers the (often) narrow area of a human body between the hips and ribs: We often wear a belt around our waist.    Waste is garbage, or waste can be a verb meaning to use carelessly : You shouldn t waste food and you should recycle… …   Confused words

  • waist — [weıst] n 1.) the narrow part in the middle of the human body ▪ The skirt was too big around the waist. from the waist up/down (=in the top or bottom half of your body) ▪ Lota was paralysed from the waist down. stripped to the waist (=not wearing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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 …   Wikipedia

  • waste n — waist n, waste away phr v …   English expressions

  • waist — waste …   American English homophones

  • waste — waist …   American English homophones

  • waist(s) — waste(s) …   English homophone dictionary

  • waist n — What comment did the lady make to the guy working out about his waist? What a waste! wastefully adv …   English expressions

  • Words with the same pronunciation — There are many words in English that are pronounced the same but spelled differently. The following pairs of words are explained at separate entries in this book because they are often confused: bass base, bear bare, born borne, break brake,… …   Useful english dictionary

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