use something up

use something up
consume or expend the whole of something.
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English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • could use something — spoken phrase used for saying that someone or something needs a particular thing very much You both look as if you could use a drink. Thesaurus: wanting or needing somethingsynonym Main entry: use …   Useful english dictionary

  • use - used - used to — ◊ use If you use something, you do something with it in order to achieve a particular result. They used the money to buy foreign technology. You can use a cheque. It is better not to use a knife. The …   Useful english dictionary

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  • I could use something — I, you, etc. could use sth idiom (informal) used to say that you would like to have sth very much • I think we could all use a drink after that! Main entry: ↑useidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • you could use something — I, you, etc. could use sth idiom (informal) used to say that you would like to have sth very much • I think we could all use a drink after that! Main entry: ↑useidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • use — use1 [ juz ] verb *** ▸ 1 do something with tool etc. ▸ 2 get benefit from something ▸ 3 take amount from supply ▸ 4 treat someone in unfair way ▸ 5 take illegal drugs ▸ 6 say particular words ▸ 7 call yourself something ▸ + PHRASES 1. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • use — use1 W1S1 [ju:z] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(use something)¦ 2¦(amount of something)¦ 3¦(treat somebody unfairly)¦ 4¦(an advantage)¦ 5 could use something 6¦(word)¦ 7¦(drugs)¦ Phrasal verbs  use something<=>up ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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