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Definition of the verb use up
What does use up mean as a doing phrase?
- use up (resources or materials)
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] I spent all that time [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] [Recipient, subject control with -ing] I spent the time worrying about the future
- lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
- synonyms of use up: consume / deplete / eat / eat up / exhaust / run through / wipe out
- more generic words: drop / expend / spend = pay out
- more specific terms:
- require (time or space)
Alternative definition of the verb use up
- [context: of a resource] to consume, deplete or exhaust
- [context: of time or space] to take or occupy
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Use Up
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Aeronautical Dictionary (2004)
With Emphasis on ATC Communications Terms by J. Deborah Balter
Use Up - Consume completely. Ex: It was not a good sign; the engine was using up a lot of oil. Used To - To have continued doing ...
give rise to hold up keel over mount over overturn put up raised rise rising send up serve up set up setup take up turn over turn up up uplift uprising upset upside down upturn upward use up Palindrome indicators include: back reverse ...
by Cori Dusmann
more powerful, allowing you to use up to 30 experience. 22 Encyclopedia Enchanting.
A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)
by Richard Soule
Use up by having upon one. 4. Impair \by usf), waste, consume by use, use up, wear away, wear out. 5. Impair, waste, diminish, consume gradually, spend, cause to disappear. 6. Cause by friction, occasion by wasting. 7. Affect by degrees ...
by Arjuna Hulugalle
use up: Old cars consume much petrol. 2. eat or drink: Little children consume a lot of milk 3. to destroy: The ...
by Diagram Group
delay Offensive strategy to use up time by denying the ball to the opponents and thus preserve a lead. double-team Defensive maneuver in which two players converge on ...
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Usage statistics about use up
The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb use up:
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Then had to use up some tomatoes in a bisque
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Quotes about Use Up
I foresee the time when industry shall no longer denude the forests which require generations to mature, nor use up the mines which were ages in the making, but shall draw its materials largely from the annual produce of the fields. (Henry Ford)