HyperDic: use_up

English > 2 senses of the expression use up:
VERBconsumptionuse up, consume, eat up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe outuse up (resources or materials)
possessionuse up, take, occupyrequire (time or space)
English > use up: 2 senses > verb 1, consumption
Meaninguse up (resources or materials).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsconsume, eat up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out
Entailed byfritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool awayspend frivolously and unwisely
use, expenduse up, consume fully
Narrowerburn off, burn, burn upuse up (energy)
draindeplete of resources
indulge, luxuriateenjoy / enjoy / enjoy to excess
run down, exhaust, play out, sap, tiredeplete
run outExhaust the supply of
spendspend completely
Broaderspend, expend, droppay out
See alsouseuse up, consume fully
Similar totake, occupy, use uprequire (time or space)
Spanishagotar, comer, consumir, disminuir, ingerir, mermar, reducir
Catalanconsumir, disminuir, esgotar, exhaurir, ingerir, menjar, minvar, reduir
English > use up: 2 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningrequire (time or space).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymstake, occupy
Narrowerbespend or use time
Broaderuse, expenduse up, consume fully
Similar toconsume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe outuse up (resources or materials)
Spanishapoderar, copar, llevar, ocupar, tomar
Catalanagafar, apoderar, copar, ocupar, prendre

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