use up

verb
used up; using up; uses up

Definition of use up

transitive verb

: to exhaust of strength or useful properties land that has been used up

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Examples of use up in a Sentence

we used up the last of the flour when we made the waffles

First Known Use of use up

1712, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of use up was in 1712

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“Use up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/use%20up. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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