consume+by+use

  • 1consume — [v1] use up absorb, apply, avail oneself of, deplete, devour, dissipate, dominate, drain, drivel, eat up, employ, engross, exhaust, expend, finish, finish up, fritter away, frivol away, go, go through, have recourse to, lavish, lessen, monopolize …

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  • 2use — v. /yoohz/ or, for pt. form of 9, /yoohst/; n. /yoohs/, v., used, using, n. v.t. 1. to employ for some purpose; put into service; make use of: to use a knife. 2. to avail oneself of; apply to one s own purposes: to use the facilities. 3. to… …

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  • 3use — verb (used, using) –verb (t) /juz / (say yoohz) 1. to employ for some purpose; put into service; turn to account: use a knife to cut; use a new method. 2. to avail oneself of; apply to one s own purposes: use the front room for a conference. 3.… …

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  • 4use — v. & n. v.tr. 1 cause to act or serve for a purpose; bring into service; avail oneself of (rarely uses the car; use your discretion). 2 treat (a person) in a specified manner (they used him shamefully). 3 exploit for one s own ends (they are just …

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  • 5consume — con‧sume [kənˈsjuːm ǁ ˈsuːm] verb 1. [intransitive, transitive] to buy and use goods, services, energy, or natural materials: • Never underestimate the power of the American citizen to consume. • The UK and France consume more gas than Italy,… …

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  • 6use — [yo͞oz; ] for n. [ yo͞os] vt. used [yo͞ozd; ] with [ “] to [, ] usually [ yo͞os′tə] using [ME usen < OFr user < VL * usare < L usus, pp. of uti, to use] 1. to put or bring into action or service; employ for or apply to a given purpose 2 …

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  • 7Consume — Con*sume (k[o^]n*s[=u]m ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Consumed} (k[o^]n*s[=u]md ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Consuming}.] [L. consumere to take wholly or completely, to consume; con + sumere to take; sub + emere to buy. See {Redeem}.] To destroy, as by… …

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  • 8use — 1 / yüs/ n 1 a: an arrangement in which property is granted to another with the trust and confidence that the grantor or another is entitled to the beneficial enjoyment of it see also trust; statute of uses in the important laws section ◇ Uses… …

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  • 9Use — Use, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Used}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Using}.] [OE. usen, F. user to use, use up, wear out, LL. usare to use, from L. uti, p. p. usus, to use, OL. oeti, oesus; of uncertain origin. Cf. {Utility}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make use of; to… …

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  • 10consume — I verb absumere, annihilate, burn up, consumere, demolish, destroy, devour, disappear, drain, dwindle, eat, empty, eradicate, evaporate, exhaust, expend, spend, squander, swallow, use up, utilize, waste, wear away, wear out II index burn, decay …

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  • 11use up — index consume, deplete, diminish, dissipate (expend foolishly), exhaust (deplete), expend (consume), spe …

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  • 12consume — [kən so͞om′, kənsyo͞om′] vt. consumed, consuming [ME consumen < OFr consumer < L consumere, to use up, eat, waste < com , together + sumere, to take < sub , under + emere, to buy, take: see REDEEM] 1. to destroy, as by fire; do away… …

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  • 13consume — late 14c., from O.Fr. consumer to consume (12c.) and directly from L. consumere to use up, eat, waste, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com )), + sumere to take, from sub under + emere to buy, take (see EXEMPT (Cf …

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  • 14use — ► VERB 1) take, hold, or deploy as a means of achieving something. 2) (use up) consume or expend the whole of. 3) treat in a particular way. 4) exploit unfairly. 5) (used to) did repeatedly or existed in the past. 6) …

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  • 15use — [n] application; employment account, adoption, advantage, appliance, applicability, appropriateness, avail, benefit, call, capitalization, cause, convenience, custom, end, exercise, exercising, exertion, fitness, good, habit, handling, help,… …

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  • 16use something up — consume or expend the whole of something the money was soon used up ■ find a purpose for something that is left over I might use up all my odd scraps of wool to make a scarf ■ be used up informal (of a person) be worn out, esp. with overwork she… …

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  • 17consume — ► VERB 1) eat or drink. 2) use up. 3) (especially of a fire) completely destroy. 4) (of a feeling) absorb all of the attention and energy of. DERIVATIVES consuming adjective. ORIGIN Latin consumere, from sumere take …

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  • 18use up — use until nothing is left, spend or consume completely They used up all of the paper in the copy machine this morning …

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  • 19use something up — consume or expend the whole of something. → use …

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  • 20use 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, ↑ …

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