trash / trash/ • n. discarded matter; refuse. ∎ writing, art, or other cultural items of poor quality: if they read at all, they read trash. ∎ a person or people regarded as being of very low social standing: she would have been considered trash. ∎ nonsense.• v. [tr.] 1. inf. damage or wreck: my apartment's been totally trashed. ∎ discard: they trashed the tapes and sent her back into the studio. ∎ Comput. kill (a file or process) or wipe (a disk): she almost trashed the e-mail window. ∎ criticize severely: trade associations trashed the legislation as deficient. ∎ [as adj.] (trashed) intoxicated with alcohol or drugs: there was pot, there was booze, but nobody really got trashed.2. strip (sugar cane) of its outer leaves to ripen it faster.