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use sth up

phrasal verb with use uk   /juːz/  us   /juːz/ verb
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 ​alarmingrate.

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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 ​hotwater.
  • Making a ​curry is a good way of using up any ​leftoverturkey.
(Definition of use sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “use sth up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 用光,用完…
in Turkish kullanarak bitirmek, tüketmek…
in Russian израсходовать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 用光,用完…
in Polish zużyć coś…
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