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Use Up

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Definition of the verb use up

What does use up mean as a doing phrase?


  1. use up (resources or materials)
  2. require (time or space)
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of use up: occupy / take
    • more generic words: expend / use = use up, consume fully
    • more specific word: be = spend or use time

Alternative definition of the verb use up


  1. [context: of a resource] to consume, deplete or exhaust
  2. [context: of time or space] to take or occupy

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Google previewAeronautical 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 ...

Google previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

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 ...

Google previewA Minecraft Mini-Encyclopedia (2014)

by Cori Dusmann

more powerful, allowing you to use up to 30 experience. 22 Encyclopedia Enchanting.

Google previewA 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 ...

Google previewThe Sterling Dictionary Of English For Everyday Use (2000)

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 ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

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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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)
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