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Definition 1: use up (resources or materials) - [verb of consumption]

Samples where use up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this car consumes a lot of gas
  • We exhausted our savings
  • They run through 20 bottles of wine a week

Synonyms for use up in the sense of this definition

(use up is a kind of ...) pay out

"spend money"

(... is a kind of use up ) exhaust the supply of

"We ran out of time just as the discussion was getting interesting"

(... is a kind of use up ) deplete of resources

"The exercise class drains me of energy"

(... is a kind of use up ) enjoy to excess

"She indulges in ice cream"

(... is a kind of use up ) use up (energy)

"burn off calories through vigorous exercise"

(... is a kind of use up ) spend completely

"I spend my pocket money in two days"

(... is a kind of use up ) deplete

"exhaust one's savings" "We quickly played out our strength"

(use up has a similar meaning as ...) require (time or space)

"It took three hours to get to work this morning" "This event occupied a very short time"

Definition 2: require (time or space) - [verb of possession]

Samples where use up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • It took three hours to get to work this morning
  • This event occupied a very short time

Synonyms for use up in the sense of this definition

(use up is a kind of ...) use up, consume fully

"The legislature expended its time on school questions"

(... is a kind of use up ) spend or use time

"I may be an hour"

(use up has a similar meaning as ...) use up (resources or materials)

"this car consumes a lot of gas" "We exhausted our savings" "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

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