Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
If 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 degree
It’s wasteful to use so much fuel.
wasteful = using or spending too much or unlikely
There is too much waste in the house.
waste = useless remains of something
It’s waste of time and money to wait any longer.
waste = loss, unprofitable use,
Last edited by vil; 17-Aug-2011 at 11:43.