Save and Waste


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Save verb – To avoid unnecessary waste or expense.
Usage example: we'll have to scrimp and save to be able to afford college

Waste is an antonym for save in topics: keep, guard, rescue, economize.
Nearby Words: saving, saved, saver
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Waste verb – To use up carelessly.
Usage example: he wasted his lottery winnings on booze-soaked nights with gold diggers

Save is an antonym for waste in topics: ruin, dwindle.
Nearby Words: wasted, wasting, wasteful, wastage, wastefulness
Antonyms for Waste
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Common collocations

life save life waste life
rest save rest waste rest
time save time waste time
characters save characters waste characters
Other nouns: space, world, money, planet, lives.

Both words in one sentence

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Waste or Save. 2016. Accessed March 06, 2021.

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