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verb (used , using )
1 to put to a particular purpose.
2 to consume; to take something as fuel.
3 to treat someone as a means to benefit oneself; to exploit them.
4 colloq to take (eg drugs or alcohol) regularly.
5 old use to behave (well or badly) towards someone.
noun
1 the act of using.
2 the state of being (able to be) used go out of use not in use .
3 a practical purpose a thing can be put to.
4 the quality of serving a practical purpose It's no use complaining Is this spanner any use?
5 the ability or power to use something (eg a limb) lost the use of her leg after the accident .
6 the length of time a thing is, will be or has remained serviceable should give you plenty of use .
7 the habit of using; custom.
[13c: from French user , from Latin usus , from uti to use]
have no use for something or someone
1 to have no need of it or them.
2 colloq to dislike or despise it or them.
make use of someone to exploit them.
make use of something to put it to a practical purpose.
used to something or someone or to doing or being something accustomed to it or them, or to doing or being it She's not used to working so fast used to being in charge of two hundred people The puppies haven't got used to us yet . See also separate entry used to.
used up colloq tired or exhausted.
use something up
1 to exhaust supplies, etc.
2 to finish off an amount left over.


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