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use sth up

verb uk phrasal verb with use   us  
B2 to finish a supply of something: Don't use up all the milk, we need some for breakfast. The Earth's resources are being used up at an alarming rate.
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  • You could have told me that you'd used up all the toothpaste!
  • We haven't got any sugar, I used up the last of it when I made a cake.
  • Chris can't take any more time off now, he's used up all his leave.
  • Andy's just had a bath and used up all the hot water.
  • Making a curry is a good way of using up any leftover turkey.
Translations of “use sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 用光,用完…
in Russian израсходовать…
in Turkish kullanarak bitirmek, tüketmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 用光,用完…
in Polish zużyć coś…
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