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English definition of “use”

use

verb [T] (PURPOSE)        /juːz/ (used, used)
A1 to put something such as a tool , skill , or building to a particular purpose : This glass has been used - please fetch me a clean one. [+ to infinitive] Use scissors to cut the shapes out. Going on the expedition gives me a chance to use all the training I've had. The old hospital isn't used any more. These lights are used for illuminating the playing area . To use military force against the protesters would be unacceptable .informal I could use (= I would like) some help putting these decorations up if you're not too busy .Using and misusing
(Definition of use verb (PURPOSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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