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waste away

to wither or dwindle away. Our money just seemed to waste away. As she grew older, she just sort of wasted away.
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waste something away

to use something up wastefully; to dissipate something. He wasted all his money away and had to live in poverty. They wasted away everything and regretted it later.
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waste away

1. to gradually become thin and weak He stopped eating and wasted away until he looked like a shadow.
2. to be damaged or rubbed away by weather Good soil can waste away quickly if it's not cared for properly.
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waste away

Lose energy and vigor, become enfeebled and weak, as in She was wasting away before our eyes. [Late 1300s]
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waste away

v.
1. To lose energy, strength, weight, or vigor; become weak or enfeebled: The patient wasted away from cancer.
2. To spend some time idly or wastefully: They are wasting their lives away playing video games. The idle rich waste away their days.
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A colleague at Waste Away confirmed the victim was admitted to intensive care but said he was not in a critical condition.
A colleague at Waste Away confirmed the victim had been admitted to intensive care but was not in a critical condition.
The plant will divert up to 180,000 tonnes of waste away from landfill and generate around 24MW of green electricity for the National Grid - enough to power 37,000 homes a year.
North Tyneside council have been told the fines would be imposed for non-compliance with a directive to divert waste away from landfill.
Come on Conwy, you have to take our plastic waste away
Judy, of Warwickshire, was born with spinal muscular atrophy, a condition that causes muscles to waste away.
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These systems all rely on large volumes of clean water flowing to the fish and carrying waste away.
Pace noted that Metropolitan has demonstrated its commitment to protect and enhance the Colorado through efforts to move a mountain of radioactive waste away from the river bank at Moab, Utah; to reduce the salinity of river water; and to conserve the river's fish and wildlife resources.
org Muscular Dystrophy directly affects approximately 8,000 children and adults, causing their muscular tissues to weaken and waste away.
CAN I use this opportunity to remind readers of The Journal that, if they are having any work done on their homes or gardens, then they need to use a contractor registered by the Environment Agency to take the waste away after the job has been completed?
CLEAR-OUT: Biffa took the waste away for recycling; BIG OPERATION: Some of the waste paper removed
This proposed new facility will enable this waste to be turned into valuable compost and also divert waste away from landfill sites.
With no communications and miles of sand between them and any inhabited settlement, the visitors distract themselves while they slowly waste away mentally and physically by rehearsing a performance of Shakespeare's ``King Lear.
Young women diagnosed with anorexia nervosa literally waste away as they lament their bodies' perceived fatness.
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