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junk food  

     ( junk foods    plural  ) If you refer to food as junk food, you mean that it is quick and easy to prepare but is not good for your health.      n-mass  
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junk     ( junks    plural & 3rd person present)   ( junking    present participle)   ( junked    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-uncount   Junk is old and used goods that have little value and that you do not want any more.  
oft N n  
What are you going to do with all that junk, Larry?     
2       verb   If you junk something, you get rid of it or stop using it.  
INFORMAL  
(=ditch, jettison)  

Consumers will not have to junk their old cassettes to use the new format...      V n  


junk bond        ( junk bonds    plural  ) If a company issues junk bonds, it borrows money from investors, usually at a high rate of interest, in order to finance a particular deal, for example the setting up or the taking over of another company.     (BUSINESS)      n-count   usu pl  
junk food        ( junk foods    plural  ) If you refer to food as junk food, you mean that it is quick and easy to prepare but is not good for your health.      n-mass  
junk mail     
Junk mail is advertisements and publicity materials that you receive through the post which you have not asked for and which you do not want.      n-uncount  

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junk  

  
clutter, debris, dreck     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   leavings, litter, oddments, odds and ends, refuse, rubbish, rummage, scrap, trash, waste  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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n.
restaurant; bar, pub, cafe that serves also food
[UK]
n.
someone who is picky about food, doesn't want to try new foods
n.
(Abbreviation) World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger. WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded.
WFP is funded entirely by voluntary donations. wfp.org
n.
A specific technical worksheet tool with performer's requirements. Excellent start of negotiations between performers, managers and contractors. (These requirements might include sound and light conditions for the show, food lodging and transportation of artistic talents)
n.
The world's only vocabulary game that feeds the hungry! in association with World Food Programme. Play, learn and donate rice with every right answer!
Give free rice to hungry people by playing a simple game that increases your knowledge. freerice.com wfp.org
n.
to eat large amount of food, doe to extreme hunger
n.
The practice of restricting the amount of food a person eats (self-imposed starvation seen with anorexia nervosa) in order to consume greater amounts of alcohol or of purging (as seen with bulimia nervosa) to try to reduce caloric intake to offset the calories consumed in alcohol.
[Med.] "Drunkorexic" behaviors most often stem from the fear of weight gain from alcohol.
n.
is a type of revolutionary culinary creations that combine original and unexpected food types and ingredients, resulting in delicious dishes...or awful misses.
Like watermelon and bread
n.
1. a package containing food, clothes or other items that the receiver has difficulties in procuring by himself; 2. a package containing small gifts for close persons

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