- 1 (esp. BrE) waste materialADJECTIVE▪ domestic, household▪ garden… OF RUBBISH▪ bag, pile▪ tonsVERB + RUBBISH▪ put out▪
I forgot to put the rubbish out last night.▪ collect, remove, take away▪
The rubbish is collected on Tuesdays.▪ clear, clear out, dispose of, dump, throw, throw away, throw out▪
He's clearing rubbish out of the attic.▪
Someone had dumped their rubbish by the road.▪
Throw the rubbish in the bin.▪ leave▪
Don't leave your rubbish on the bus.▪ strew, strew around (both usually passive)▪
There was rubbish strewn around everywhere.▪ pick upRUBBISH + VERB▪ decay, rotRUBBISH + NOUN▪ bag, bin, skip▪ dump, heap, tip▪ collection, disposal▪ chute2 (BrE) sth that you think is bad/silly/wrongADJECTIVE▪ absolute, complete, total, utter▪
The film was absolute rubbish.▪ worthless▪
Many critics see the paintings as worthless rubbish.▪ old▪
The antique shop was just full of old rubbish.VERB + RUBBISH▪ talk▪
Don't talk such rubbish!PREPOSITION▪ rubbish about▪
the usual rubbish about his undiscovered talentsPHRASES▪ a load of rubbish▪
What he said was just a load of old rubbish.▪ what rubbish!
Collocations dictionary. 2013.