In fact, what makes Ratner Ratner is that he wasted absolutely no time in imposing himself on the entertainment business.
Rather, breaths all around me were wasted on rounds of hushed laughs and snickering.
The Internet wasted no time in speculating on what really wrecked their marriage: his religion.
It is a precious opportunity to strike a blow unto the very heart of the wedding-industrial complex and must not be wasted.
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent, and the choices that you make will shape your life forever.
We wasted no time in debating a question on which we were perfectly agreed.
Why, we wasted enough from breakfast to feed a small family.
I have wasted all afternoon in looking at a box of novels from Melland's.
I've wasted nearly three hours here now, dilly-dallying along.
The hood had fallen back and they saw his face, which was wasted and pale, like a martyrs.
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.
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.
Dominated by and characteristic of WASPs: This town is naughty and waspish and expensive