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using

verb
present participle of use

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1 to put into action or service
  • I will need to use the large hammer for this project

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2 to behave toward in a stated way
  • the factory workers were underpaid and poorly used by their employers

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3 to take unfair advantage of
  • I was paying for everything on our little outing, and I was starting to feel like I was being used

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“Using.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/using. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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