basura


basura
f.
1 rubbish (British), garbage, trash (United States).
sacar la basura (en la calle) to put the rubbish out (British), to take out the garbage o trash (United States)
el parque estaba lleno de basura the park was full of litter
basura orgánica organic waste
basura radiactiva radioactive waste
2 rubbish bin, dustbin (British), garbage or trash can (United States).
tirar algo a la basura to throw something away
3 rubbish (British), garbage, trash (United States).
este artículo es una basura this article is a load of rubbish o (British) trash (United States)
4 garbage, litter, rubbish, trash.
5 shinplaster.
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basura
nombre femenino
1 (cosa) rubbish, US garbage
2 (persona despreciable) swine
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FRASEOLOGÍA
bajar la basura / sacar la basura to put the rubbish out
tirar a la basura to throw away
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noun f.
1) garbage
2) trash can
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SF
1) (=desechos) [en casa] rubbish, garbage (EEUU); [por el suelo] litter

hay mucha basura en la calle — there's a lot of litter in the street

prohibido arrojar basuras (y escombros) — no dumping, no tipping

basura espacial — space junk

basura radiactiva — radioactive waste

2) (=contenedor) [en casa] dustbin, trash can (EEUU); [en la calle] litter bin, trash can (EEUU)

tirar algo a la basura — to put o throw sth in the bin

3) (=persona o cosa despreciable) trash, rubbish

es una basura — * he's a shocker *, he's a rotter *

la novela es una basura — the novel is rubbish

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femenino
1)
a) (recipiente) garbage o trash can (AmE), dustbin (BrE)

echar or tirar algo a la basura — to throw something in the garbage o trash (can) o dustbin

b) (desechos) garbage (AmE), trash (AmE), rubbish (BrE); (en sitios públicos) litter

sacar la basura — to take out the garbage o trash o rubbish

la recogida de la basura — the garbage o rubbish o (frml) refuse collection

prohibido arrojar basura(s) — no dumping

2) (fam) (porquería) trash (AmE colloq), rubbish (BrE colloq)

la comida era una basura — the food was lousy (colloq)

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= rubbish, junk, litter, garbage, dross, trash, schlock, shit, hogwash, cruft, refuse.
Ex. Science fiction may be so obviously rubbish that one is tempted to dismiss the whole product as rubbish.
Ex. All the librarian has is a pile of useless junk which people have given to the library instead of throwing out.
Ex. Indeed, she was delighted to forsake the urban reality of steel and glass, traffic and crime, aspirin and litter, for the sort of over-the-fence friendliness of the smaller city.
Ex. Some individuals are satisfied with a 50% 'hit' rate because they feel they can more quickly weed out the 'garbage' than they could compile the needed bibliography by hand.
Ex. They do have the problem, however, of being able to sort out the nuggets of literary gold from amongst the torrents of published dross.
Ex. For one thing, the librarian cannot really understand why his clients read 'trash' or books of ephemeral value.
Ex. Adolescents should be allowed such pleasant means of escaping reality and there's no reason why libraries can't accommodate a little schlock.
Ex. Until your skin gets use to it, it will itch but non-scented talcum powder will help, just make sure you don't inhale any of that shit.
Ex. The film proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the official story is hogwash and that all the evidence points towards an inside job.
Ex. This cruft doesn't harm the system, it merely takes up some space.
Ex. It is the responsibility of the householder to ensure the refuse is bagged securely.
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* alcantarillado y basura = sanitation.
* arrojar a la basura = trash.
* basura industrial = industrial waste.
* basura urbana = municipal waste.
* bolsa de basura = bin liner, bin bag, rubbish bag, garbage bag.
* buscar entre la basura = scavenge.
* camión de la basura = garbage truck, rubbish truck, rubbish lorry, dustcart [dust cart].
* comida basura = junk food.
* con basura por el suelo = littered.
* contenedor de basura = rubbish skip.
* contenedor de la basura = dumpster.
* correo basura = junk mail, spam, junk e-mail.
* cubo de la basura = waste bin, trashcan [trash can], dustbin [dust bin], rubbish bin, trash bin, garbage can.
* eliminación de basura = waste disposal.
* mendigo que rebusca en la basura = dumpster rat.
* persona que tira basura al suelo = litterbug, litter lout.
* pordiosero de la basura = scavenger.
* recogida de basura = waste collection, garbage collection, refuse removal, refuse collection.
* sacar la basura = take out + the garbage.
* vertedero de basura = landfill site, landfill.
* vertedero de basuras = garbage dump.
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femenino
1)
a) (recipiente) garbage o trash can (AmE), dustbin (BrE)

echar or tirar algo a la basura — to throw something in the garbage o trash (can) o dustbin

b) (desechos) garbage (AmE), trash (AmE), rubbish (BrE); (en sitios públicos) litter

sacar la basura — to take out the garbage o trash o rubbish

la recogida de la basura — the garbage o rubbish o (frml) refuse collection

prohibido arrojar basura(s) — no dumping

2) (fam) (porquería) trash (AmE colloq), rubbish (BrE colloq)

la comida era una basura — the food was lousy (colloq)

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= rubbish, junk, litter, garbage, dross, trash, schlock, shit, hogwash, cruft, refuse.

Ex: Science fiction may be so obviously rubbish that one is tempted to dismiss the whole product as rubbish.

Ex: All the librarian has is a pile of useless junk which people have given to the library instead of throwing out.
Ex: Indeed, she was delighted to forsake the urban reality of steel and glass, traffic and crime, aspirin and litter, for the sort of over-the-fence friendliness of the smaller city.
Ex: Some individuals are satisfied with a 50% 'hit' rate because they feel they can more quickly weed out the 'garbage' than they could compile the needed bibliography by hand.
Ex: They do have the problem, however, of being able to sort out the nuggets of literary gold from amongst the torrents of published dross.
Ex: For one thing, the librarian cannot really understand why his clients read 'trash' or books of ephemeral value.
Ex: Adolescents should be allowed such pleasant means of escaping reality and there's no reason why libraries can't accommodate a little schlock.
Ex: Until your skin gets use to it, it will itch but non-scented talcum powder will help, just make sure you don't inhale any of that shit.
Ex: The film proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the official story is hogwash and that all the evidence points towards an inside job.
Ex: This cruft doesn't harm the system, it merely takes up some space.
Ex: It is the responsibility of the householder to ensure the refuse is bagged securely.
* alcantarillado y basura = sanitation.
* arrojar a la basura = trash.
* basura industrial = industrial waste.
* basura urbana = municipal waste.
* bolsa de basura = bin liner, bin bag, rubbish bag, garbage bag.
* buscar entre la basura = scavenge.
* camión de la basura = garbage truck, rubbish truck, rubbish lorry, dustcart [dust cart].
* comida basura = junk food.
* con basura por el suelo = littered.
* contenedor de basura = rubbish skip.
* contenedor de la basura = dumpster.
* correo basura = junk mail, spam, junk e-mail.
* cubo de la basura = waste bin, trashcan [trash can], dustbin [dust bin], rubbish bin, trash bin, garbage can.
* eliminación de basura = waste disposal.
* mendigo que rebusca en la basura = dumpster rat.
* persona que tira basura al suelo = litterbug, litter lout.
* pordiosero de la basura = scavenger.
* recogida de basura = waste collection, garbage collection, refuse removal, refuse collection.
* sacar la basura = take out + the garbage.
* vertedero de basura = landfill site, landfill.
* vertedero de basuras = garbage dump.

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basura
feminine
A
1 (recipiente) garbage o trash can (AmE), dustbin (BrE)
echar or tirar algo a la basura to throw sth away, to throw sth in the garbage o trash (can) o dustbin
¿que no sirve? ¡pues a la basura! well, if it's no use, throw it out o dump it (AmE) o (BrE) bin it (colloq)
2 (desechos) garbage (AmE), trash (AmE), rubbish (BrE); (en sitios públicos) litter
sacar la basura to take out the garbage o trash o rubbish
dejaron el estadio lleno de basura they left litter all around the stadium
la recogida de la basura the garbage o rubbish o (frml) refuse collection
hoy no pasa la basura (fam); the garbage man doesn't come today (AmE colloq), the dustmen don't come today (BrE colloq)
[ S ] prohibido arrojar basura(s) no dumping, no tipping (BrE)
B
1 (fam)
(porquería): ese programa es una basura that program is trash (AmE colloq), that programme is rubbish (BrE colloq)
¿cómo puedes leer esa basura? how can you read trash o (BrE) rubbish like that?
la comida era una basura the food was lousy (colloq)
2 (fam) (persona) swine (colloq), s.o.b. (AmE colloq)
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basura sustantivo femenino
a) (recipiente) garbage o trash can (AmE), dustbin (BrE);

echar or tirar algo a la basura to throw sth in the garbage o trash (can) o dustbin
b) (desechos) garbage (AmE), trash (AmE), rubbish (BrE);

(en sitios públicos) litter;
sacar la basura to take out the garbage o trash o rubbish

c) (fam) (porquería) trash (AmE colloq), rubbish (BrE colloq)

basura sustantivo femenino rubbish, US trash, garbage: bajar/sacar la basura, to put the rubbish out
tira las sobras a la basura, throw the leftovers away
camión de la basura, dustcart
'basura' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
bolsa
- caca
- camión
- cubo
- desechos
- desperdicio
- fondón
- fondona
- incinerar
- plagada
- plagado
- rebuscar
- recoger
- recogida
- suciedad
- verter
- botadero
- botar
- bote
- caneca
- comida
- ducto
- echar
- escarbar
- hurgar
- incineración
- pala
- pepenar
- quemar
- sacar
- tacho
- triturador
- vertedero
English:
assign
- bin
- bin liner
- collection
- disposal
- dump
- dumping
- dustbin
- garbage
- garbage can
- garbage truck
- junk
- junk food
- litter
- put out
- refuse
- refuse bin
- refuse lorry
- responsible
- rubbish
- rubbish bin
- scavenge
- scavenger
- stamp down
- throw away
- throw out
- tip out
- tip over
- trash
- trash can
- binliner
- blow
- can
- dross
- dust
- liner
- pedal bin
- scrap
- skip
- swing
- throw
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basura
adj inv
comida basura junk food;
contrato basura short-term contract [with poor conditions]
nf
1. [desechos] Br rubbish, US garbage, trash;
[en la calle] litter;
no te olvides de sacar la basura don't forget Br to put the rubbish out o US to take out the garbage;
el parque estaba lleno de basura the park was full of litter
Comp
basura espacial space junk;
basura orgánica organic waste;
basura radiactiva radioactive waste
2. [recipiente] Br rubbish bin, dustbin, US garbage o trash can;
tirar algo a la basura to throw sth away
3. [bazofia] Br rubbish, US garbage, trash;
este artículo es una basura this article is Br a load of rubbish o US trash
4. [persona] scum, filth
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basura
f tb fig
trash, Br
rubbish;
cubo de la basura garbage o trash can, Br rubbish bin
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basura nf
desechos: garbage, waste, refuse
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basura n rubbish
se recoge las basura una vez al día the rubbish is collected once a day
este programa es una basura this programme is rubbish
En inglés americano se dice trash

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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