waste time

  • 1 waste time — index procrastinate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 waste time — Synonyms and related words: beguile the time, burn daylight, consume time, dabble, dally, dawdle, delay, diddle, dillydally, doodle, drag, falter, flag, footle, fribble, fritter away time, goof off, halt, kill time, lag, linger, loiter, lollygag …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 3 waste time — verb To allow time to elapse in an unproductive manner …

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  • 4 waste time — squander time …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 5 waste time —    American to masturbate    It is suggested that the time would be better spent with a sexual partner …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 6 waste time — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. malinger, dawdle, drift, goof off*, skive* (British); see also loaf 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 7 to waste time — procrastinate, cause time to go by without accomplishing an outstanding task …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 8 Time management — is commonly defined as the various means by which people effectively use their time and other closely related resources in order to make the most out of it. [The Concise Dictionary of Business Management, by David A. Statt, Taylor Francis Group… …

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  • 9 time is money — ► used to say that if you waste time you are also losing money: »For the oil industry time is money, and in most cases it s cheaper to pay compensation and move to another site than wait for a board hearing. Main Entry: ↑time …

    Financial and business terms

  • 10 time is of the essence — ► used to say that you should not wait or waste time before doing something important or urgent: »Environmentalists argue that time is of the essence in redirecting transportation money from roads to transit. Main Entry: ↑time …

    Financial and business terms

  • 11 waste — [[t]we͟ɪst[/t]] ♦♦ wastes, wasting, wasted 1) VERB If you waste something such as time, money, or energy, you use too much of it doing something that is not important or necessary, or is unlikely to succeed. [V n ing] There could be many reasons… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 waste — [c]/weɪst / (say wayst) verb (wasted, wasting) –verb (t) 1. to consume, spend, or employ uselessly or without adequate return; use to no avail; squander: to waste money; to waste time; to waste effort; to waste words. 2. to fail or neglect to use …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 waste — 01. One major pollution problem is that governments don t know what to do with the [waste] produced by nuclear power plants. 02. Dishwashers are very [wasteful] in terms of water and electricity. It s better to wash dishes by hand. 03. Don t… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 waste — v., adj., & n. v. 1 tr. use to no purpose or for inadequate result or extravagantly (waste time). 2 tr. fail to use (esp. an opportunity). 3 tr. (often foll. by on) give (advice etc.), utter (words etc.), without effect. 4 tr. & intr. wear… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 time — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Measurement of duration Nouns 1. time, duration; period, term, stage, space, span, spell, season; fourth dimension; the whole time; era, epoch, age, aeon; time of life; moment, instant, instantaneity,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 time — n. unlimited duration entire period of existence 1) time flies; passes 2) in time (we exist in time and space) unlimited future period 3) time will tell (time will tell if we are right) 4) in time (in time everything will be forgotten) moment… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 Time — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Time >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 time time duration Sgm: N 1 period period term stage space span spell season Sgm: N 1 the whole time the whole time the whole period …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 waste of time — noun A meaningless or fruitless activity. Asking him for money is a waste of time mdash; he wont give you any. See Also: time waster, time wasting, waste time …

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  • 19 time — time1 W1S1 [taım] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(minutes/hours etc)¦ 2¦(on a clock)¦ 3¦(occasion)¦ 4¦(point when something happens)¦ 5¦(period of time)¦ 6¦(available time)¦ 7 all the time 8 most of the time 9 half the time 10 at tim …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 waste —   Ho omāunauna, ho opau, uha uha.   Also: ho omāuna, māuna, uha, kae; away, emi, hōki i, māilo, ho omāilo, māio, ho omāio, ho okilo, mae.   Waste matter, nā mea ino, ōpala, moka.   To eat wastefully, ai uha uha.   To waste food, ho opau ai (fig …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary