Definitions

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  • v. to consume, deplete or exhaust
  • v. to take or occupy

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. use up (resources or materials)
  • v. require (time or space)

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Examples

  • Anastasia Vasilakis Apple's new iCloud Internet services could eliminate the need for consumers to use up chunks of storage on their iPhones and iPods.

    The Cloud Floats Closer to Consumers

  • Instead of making things only when people needed them, like holes in the wall did, Rusty factories had churned out vast quantities of stuffthe whole world in a giant competition to use up resources as quickly as possible.

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