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See definition of wastebasket on Dictionary.com
  • as inash can
  • as incircular file
  • as inreceptacle
  • as intrash can
  • as inwastepaper basket

synonyms for wastebasket

  • dustbin
  • garbage pail
  • litter basket
  • trash barrel
  • trash bin
  • trash can
  • wastebin
  • wastepaper basket
  • bowl
  • box
  • holder
  • hopper
  • repository
  • vessel
  • dustbin
  • ashcan
  • compost heap
  • Dumpster™
  • garbage bag
  • litter basket
  • skip
  • trash bag
  • wastebin
  • wastepaper basket
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How to use wastebasket in a sentence

Empty the pan into the fire, which is safer than dumping stray embers into a wastebasket or vacuuming them up, where they could set a bag of collected dust on fire.
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While the wastebasket fills quickly, it is easy to empty and pulls completely out of the shredder.
BEST PAPER SHREDDER TO CUT DOWN SENSITIVE PAPERSSTACEY L. NASHOCTOBER 13, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
The small, easily stored, no-basket design fits most wastebaskets.
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A safety mechanism turns off the machine if the head is removed from the wastebasket, keeping hands and fingers safe.
BEST PAPER SHREDDER TO CUT DOWN SENSITIVE PAPERSSTACEY L. NASHOCTOBER 13, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
I finished cleaning out my desk and took a wastebasket full of papers to the back shop.
NINE MEN IN TIMENOEL MILLER LOOMIS
Bassett winnowed these carefully, brushing the chaff into his wastebasket and retaining a few kernels for later use.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
Anything like that I always take and I tear up and put in the wastebasket.
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Hall went through the wastebasket, the clothes hanging in the closet, every drawer in the bureau.
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She tossed a slip into the wastebasket beside her and glanced at the next slip.
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He darted forward himself, snatched a small rug from the floor, and began beating at the flaming wastebasket.
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WORDS RELATED TO WASTEBASKET

  • dustbin
  • garbage pail
  • litter basket
  • trash barrel
  • trash bin
  • trash can
  • wastebasket
  • wastebin
  • wastepaper basket
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.