Meaning of WASTE in English
1》 use carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose.
↘(usu. be ~d on ) expend on an unappreciative recipient: small talk was ~d on him.
↘fail to make full or good use of.
2》 (often ~ away ) become progressively weaker and more emaciated.
3》 literary lay ~ to.
4》 N. Amer. informal kill or severely injure.
5》 [as adjective ~d ] informal under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
6》 literary (of time) pass away.
1》 eliminated or discarded as no longer useful or required.
2》 (of an area of land, typically an urban one) not used, cultivated, or built on.
1》 an act or instance of wasting.
2》 unusable or unwanted material.
3》 a large area of barren, typically uninhabited land.
4》 Law damage to an estate caused by an act or by neglect, especially by a life tenant.
go to ~ be ~d.
lay ~ to (or lay something (to) ~ ) completely destroy.
~ of space informal a person perceived as useless.
ME: from Old North. Fr. wast(e) (n.), ~r (v.), based on L. vastus 'unoccupied, uncultivated'.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004