5If they didn't, Ferguson would 'march his army over the mountains, hang their leaders, and lay waste to their country with fire and sword.
to lay waste = to ravage, to destroy
There are many ways to cut down on waste in the kitchen. Here are two of my favorite!
cut down on = reduce, decrease
All his efforts were wasted.
waste = to use without a good purpose or result
He was wasting away.
waste away = lose strength by degrees. More like 'become very thin and weak, as if dying'.
Itís wasteful to use so much fuel.
wasteful = using or spending too much
There is too much waste in the house.
waste = useless remains of something Possibly. I think it's more likely to be: 'Use of things that do not need to be used.
Itís waste of time and money to wait any longer.
waste = loss, unprofitable use .