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trash

[ trash ]
/ træʃ /
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noun

verb (used with object)

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Origin of trash

1325–75; Middle English trasches (plural), apparently cognate with Norwegian trask rubbish; akin to Old English trus brushwood, Old Norse tros rubbish
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British Dictionary definitions for trash (1 of 2)

trash1
/ (træʃ) /

noun

verb

to remove the outer leaves and branches from (growing plants, esp sugar cane)
slang to attack or destroy (someone or something) wilfully or maliciously
trashery, noun
C16: of obscure origin; perhaps related to Norwegian trask

British Dictionary definitions for trash (2 of 2)

trash2
/ (træʃ) archaic /

verb

(tr) to restrain with or as if with a lead

noun

a lead for a dog
C17: perhaps from obsolete French tracier to track, trace 1
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