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Use up   /jus əp/   Listen
Use up

Use up (resources or materials).  Synonyms: consume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, wipe out.  "We exhausted our savings" , "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
Require (time or space).  Synonyms: occupy, take.  "This event occupied a very short time"

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"Use up" Quotes from Famous Books

... ticked by endlessly. He thought of trying to reach Claerten, but decided, not entirely with regret, that the contact would use up too much energy. And he needed all the energy he could conserve now. The second step had been taken—the fact that he sat in a cell in prison ...
— Wizard • Laurence Mark Janifer (AKA Larry M. Harris)

Words linked to "Use up" :   deplete, consume, eat up, tire, burn, burn off, run out, luxuriate, spend, use, play out, expend, be, drop, drain, sap, run down, wipe out, burn up, indulge

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