in use

idiom

: being used
All of the computers are currently in use.

Examples of in use in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mifepristone has been in use in Europe for nearly three decades with a minimal number of adverse events. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2024 Initially, the fire agency reported that the woman fell into a sinkhole, but later clarified that the hole was in fact an old septic tank that was no longer in use. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2024 For iPhones, an orange dot appears at the top of your screen to indicate your microphone is in use, however, the myth has taken on a life of its own. Maxwell Zeff / Gizmodo, Quartz, 6 Feb. 2024 Soap and towels can be stored inside the jug when not in use. Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 The agreement with the FDA and Justice Department, which requires approval from a U.S. court, specifies that the company will keep servicing the machines already in use while halting new sales until certain conditions are met. Aaron Gregg, Washington Post, 29 Jan. 2024 Until 2012, the vaccine in use was the bivalent Cervarix, targeting HPV 16 and 18. Annalisa Merelli, STAT, 25 Jan. 2024 The sturdy legs kept the bowl from moving when in use. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 22 Jan. 2024 The medallions were in use until 1987, when hunt organizers switched from bronze to plastic medallions to stop hunters from using metal detectors, treasure hunt historian Jesse Anibas said. Jared Kaufman, Twin Cities, 21 Jan. 2024 See More

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“In use.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20use. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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