15 / 03 / 2006
TO LITTER: meaning and examples
Today's word is
: to litter
It refers to
: when things cover an area in an untidy way.
It also means
: to throw small pieces of paper or other small items of waste materials (basura
) on the ground instead of in a rubbish bin.
can also be used as a noun to refer to paper or other waste materials.
Perhaps if people were more civic-minded, they wouldn't litter
so much and the city would be a cleaner place to live.
Fred's desk is littered
with paper. I don't know how he can work in the middle of such a mess!
The sign reads Please throw your litter in the bins. There is a 30$ fine for littering, by order of the Municipal Council Authority.
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