use up
transitive verb Date: 1816 to exhaust of strength or useful properties <
land that has been used up
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • use up — (something) to use all of something so that none of it is left. New ink cartridges often cost $25 to $35 each and can be used up quickly if you print a lot of photos. Many seniors quickly use up their money on prescription drugs. She gets three… …   New idioms dictionary

  • use up — index consume, deplete, diminish, dissipate (expend foolishly), exhaust (deplete), expend (consume), spe …   Law dictionary

  • use up — verb 1. use up (resources or materials) (Freq. 3) this car consumes a lot of gas We exhausted our savings They run through 20 bottles of wine a week • Syn: ↑consume, ↑eat up, ↑eat, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • use up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms use up : present tense I/you/we/they use up he/she/it uses up present participle using up past tense used up past participle used up to use all of a supply of something I ve used up all my holiday entitlement …   English dictionary

  • use up — {v. phr.} 1. To use until nothing is left; spend or consume completely. * /Don t use up all the soap. Leave me some to wash with./ * /Jack used up his last dollar to see the movies./ Compare: GIVE OUT(5). 2. {informal} To tire completely; make… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • use up — {v. phr.} 1. To use until nothing is left; spend or consume completely. * /Don t use up all the soap. Leave me some to wash with./ * /Jack used up his last dollar to see the movies./ Compare: GIVE OUT(5). 2. {informal} To tire completely; make… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • use\ up — v. phr. 1. To use until nothing is left; spend or consume completely. Don t use up all the soap. Leave me some to wash with. Jack used up his last dollar to see the movies. Compare: give out(5) 2. informal To tire completely; make very tired;… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • use up — phr verb Use up is used with these nouns as the object: ↑leave, ↑oxygen, ↑ration, ↑resource, ↑saving, ↑supply …   Collocations dictionary

  • use up — use all of it, use all you have    We ve used up all the shampoo. Please buy some more …   English idioms

  • use up — use until nothing is left, spend or consume completely They used up all of the paper in the copy machine this morning …   Idioms and examples

  • use up — Synonyms and related words: ablate, absorb, assimilate, beat, bestow, bleed white, burn out, burn up, consecrate to, consume, debilitate, dedicate to, deplete, devote, devour, digest, do in, do up, drain, drain of resources, eat, eat up, employ,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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