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use up

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. use up

    In general terms it may be said that to employ is to devote to one's purpose, to use is to render subservient to one's purpose; what is used is viewed as more absolutely an instrument than what is employed; a merchant employs a clerk; he uses pen and paper; as a rule, use is not said of persons, except in a degrading sense; as, the conspirators used him as a go-between. Hence the expression common in some religious circles "that God would use me" is not to be commended; it has also the fault of representing the human worker as absolutely a passive and helpless instrument; the phrase is altogether unscriptural; the Scripture says, "We are laborers together with (co-workers with) God." That which is used is often consumed in the using, or in familiar phrase used up; as, we used twenty tons of coal last winter; in such cases we could not substitute employ. A person may be employed in his own work or in that of another; in the latter case the service is always understood to be for pay. In this connection employ is a word of more dignity than hire; a general is employed in his country's service; a mercenary adventurer is hired to fight a tyrant's battles. It is unsuitable, according to present usage, to speak of hiring a pastor; the Scripture, indeed, says of the preacher, "The laborer is worthy of his hire;" but this sense is archaic, and hire now implies that the one hired works directly and primarily for the pay, as expressed in the noun "hireling;" a Pastor is properly said to be called, or when the business side of the transaction is referred to, engaged, or possibly employed, at a certain salary.

    Synonyms:
    call, employ, engage, engross, hire, make use of, use

    Preposition:
    Employ in, on, upon, or about a work, business, etc.; for a purpose; at a stipulated salary.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe outverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    exhaust, take in, eat on, eat up, play out, expel, ware, wash up, eat, erase, release, corrode, beat, tire, kill, go through, eliminate, take, have, occupy, waste, finish, swallow, tucker, polish off, decimate, tucker out, rust, feed, ingest, swallow up, obliterate, run through, extinguish, squander, annihilate, wipe out, bury, down, discharge, run down, work through, devour, sweep away, sap, cancel out, eject, immerse, consume, carry off, deplete, eradicate

  2. take, occupy, use upverb

    require (time or space)

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

    Synonyms:
    require, invade, occupy, subscribe to, withdraw, make, lead, ingest, take on, carry, deal, assume, have, busy, hold, choose, study, learn, fill, absorb, necessitate, consume, drive, hire, wipe out, consider, need, rent, run through, pick out, contract, adopt, film, remove, demand, exhaust, lease, take aim, deplete, take up, train, strike, select, take, engage, concern, eat up, claim, read, get, worry, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, engross, call for, take in, bring, submit, convey, interest, shoot, aim, direct, charter, eat, contain, lodge in, subscribe, reside, involve, acquire, look at, postulate, accept, guide, admit, ask, conduct

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#5419involve
#5639adopt
#5685discharge
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#6220engage
#6587tire
#6810acquire
#6821admit
#7393exhaust
#7500sap
#9099employ
#9696ware
#10524withdraw
#11033tucker
#11883swallow
#12299rust
#12977convey
#13615erase
#13640consume
#13987bury
#14382reside
#15816absorb
#15899occupy
#21460invade
#27307eject
#28847eradicate
#39203necessitate
#40642immerse
#41031expel
#43092devour
#45925extinguish
#48394postulate
#48993ingest
#60914deplete
#66079annihilate
#72502obliterate
#80961squander
#93077corrode
#107435decimate
#233923engross

How to use use up in a sentence?

  1. Alex Traverso:

    We issued our emergency regulations back in November, and at that time, we were pretty clear about the fact that there would be a six-month transition period for retailers to use up their existing supply, we felt that was a sufficient amount of time to deplete stock on hand and adapt to California's new rules.

  2. Duong Van Ni:

    Since China built hydropower plants, new sand almost never reaches us, if we use up the sand we have here, there will be no more.

  3. Henry Ford, 1934:

    I foresee the time when industry shall no longer denude the forests which require generations to mature, nor use up the mines which were ages in the making, but shall draw its materials largely from the annual produce of the fields.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Never be bothered that your life or journey here (on earth) will end or cease someday. After all, anyone who is down already ought not to fear to fall down anymore. But, always be mindful that your life or journey here (on earth) will not and cannot start afresh. So, never fail to positively use up the time that you've been given by God. Because, whether you like it or not, your lifetime will surely elapse, expire or cease someday. Yes! you heard me right and what I'm talking about is not a matter of choice (mark you). ~Emeasoba George

  5. Al Bochi:

    Having a general plan of the meals you plan on cooking for the week will help you know what fruits and veggies to buy at the grocery store and help you use up your produce efficiently, you'll reduce food waste and ultimately save money.


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