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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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wastebasketwaste‧bas‧ket /ˈweɪstˌbɑːskɪt $ -ˌbæs-/ noun [countable]  wastepaper_bin.jpg American EnglishDHH a small container for holding paper, cans etc that are not wanted syn wastepaper basket British English
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wastebasketSome one vomited lazily in a wastebasket, leaning over with his hands on his knees.On my way through Kelvingrove Park I flipped my once-precious packet into a wastebasket and walked on.He had brushed the crumbs from his desk top into his wastebasket.Famous ghosts haunted even the wastebaskets.They told us to put the red ballot into envelopes and throw the green ones into the wastebasket.She picked her first attempt at a letter out of the wastebasket, from among scraps of cloth.The veal in the clingfilm had now thawed out so he consigned it to the wastebasket.Fakhru went to the wastebasket and poked around with his finger.
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