waste time
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waste time(
weyst
 
taym
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. perder el tiempo
Let's not waste time with that and get straight to the point.No perdamos el tiempo con eso y vayamos al grano.
b. desperdiciar tiempo
John wasted too much time at the beginning of the exam, that's why he couldn't finish it.John desperdició mucho tiempo al principio del examen, por eso no lo pudo terminar.
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