I was dreading that moment, because there I was thinking I was wasting all of my money and I would have no more savings.
The whole sorry mess was capped off with the strangest sight of all: Glenn Beck apologizing to his viewers for wasting their time.
It presumably would need to make its case every year for aid, wasting energy and disrupting planning.
There was no point in wasting all the media attention already assembled this morning.
A senior Democratic leadership aide called the GOP bill "an exercise in wasting time."
“We are wasting time horribly,” said the Doctor, one morning.
I wanted to make sure that I am not wasting my time with you little folks.
It was as if they had been waiting so long for a chance, that they were afraid of wasting it now they had got it.
He would simply be wasting time by trying to do this by himself.
While we are wasting time a dozen more may be guarding the entrance to the house.
c.1200, "devastate, ravage, ruin," from Anglo-French and Old North French waster "to spoil, ruin" (Old French guaster), altered (by influence of Frankish *wostjan) from Latin vastare "lay waste," from vastus "empty, desolate, waste" (see vain).
The word also existed in Old English as westan. Meaning "to lose strength or health; pine; weaken" is attested from c.1300; the sense of "squander, spend or consume uselessly" is first recorded mid-14c.; meaning "to kill" is from 1964. Wasted "intoxicated" is slang from 1950s. The adjective is recorded from late 13c.
c.1200, "desolate regions," from Old French wast, from Latin vastum, neuter of vastus "waste" (see waste (v.)).
Replaced Old English westen, woesten "a desert, wilderness," from the Latin word. Meaning "useless expenditure" is recorded from c.1300; sense of "refuse matter" is attested from c.1400. Waste basket first recorded 1850. Waste-paper first recorded 1580s.
Gradually deteriorating; declining.
Sapping the strength or substance of the body, as a disease; emaciating.
v. wast·ed, wast·ing, wastes
To gradually lose energy, strength, or bodily substance, as from disease. n.
The undigested residue of food eliminated from the body; excrement.
Noun An unusable or unwanted substance or material, such as a waste product. See also hazardous waste, landfill.
Verb To lose or cause to lose energy, strength, weight, or vigor, as by the progressive effects of a disease such as metastatic cancer.