come into use
Definition of come into use
: to begin to be used by people When did the word first come into use?
Word by Word Definitions
: to move toward something : approach
: to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose
: to reach a particular station in a series
: the act or practice of employing something : employment, application
: the fact or state of being used
: a method or manner of employing or applying something
: accustom, habituate
: to put into action or service : avail oneself of : employ
: to consume or take (liquor, drugs, etc.) regularly
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