Build and Waste


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Build verb – To form by putting together parts or materials.
Waste is an antonym for build.
Nearby Words: built, building, buildup, builder
Antonyms for Build


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Waste verb – To bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of.
Usage example: one country attempting to waste another

Build is an antonym for waste in topics: ruin, dwindle.
Nearby Words: wasted, wasting, wasteful, wastage, wastefulness
Antonyms for Waste
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How words are described

good good build good waste
long long build long waste
certain certain build certain waste
solid solid build solid waste
Other adjectives: massive, great, huge, deadly.

Common collocations

power build power waste power
life build life waste life
army build army waste army
bomb build bomb waste bomb
Other nouns: characters, world, car.

Both words in one sentence

  • Some people build specialty characters who can still waste them, but this is difficult and takes a lot of knowledge of the game and usually just the right gear and tactics.
  • Video Game / Garry's Mod Portal Network: Players can build these using the Stargate addon that has a selection of gates and their DHD's and yes, you can waste time Engaging Chevrons.
  • Living on Borrowed Time She was fatally injured by one of her father's experiments and began to waste away before her brother Tarvek managed to build a casket-like machine to preserve her ailing body.
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