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English verb: use up

1. use up (consumption) use up (resources or materials)


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


Synonymsconsume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, wipe out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)drop, expend, spend


Narrower (hyponym)burn, burn off, burn up, drain, exhaust, indulge, luxuriate, play out, run down, run out, sap, spend, tire


Verb groupoccupy, take, use up

2. use up (possession) require (time or space)


SamplesIt took three hours to get to work this morning.
This event occupied a very short time.


Synonymsoccupy, take


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)expend, use


Narrower (hyponym)be


Verb groupconsume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out









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