using up

NOUN
  1. the act of consuming something
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How To Use using up In A Sentence

  • The necessity of using up day-old flatbread has created a universe of foods—including traditional Arabic dishes like fatteh see Fattet Hummus, page 338, fattoush, and the bread soups of the Arabian peninsula—that transforms leftovers into something magnificent. Day of Honey
  • He was very naturally scared stiff of using up all his remaining petrol and making a bad landing.
  • The hunger I felt was the kind you could only get after using up large amounts of energy on vigorous physical activity.
  • Twice a week I watched her from my front window, where I was lying on the couch using up Kleenex as she got picked up by a carful of women wearing satin team jackets. We
  • These "choke" or "smother" the word; drawing off so much of one's attention, absorbing so much of one's interest, and using up so much of one's time, that only the dregs of these remain for spiritual things, and a fagged, hurried, and heartless formalism is at length all the religion of such persons. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • Aplvor's personal interest in Ubu Roi was essentially Jungian in its perspective, focusing upon the mythical and archetypal significance of its lead character, Père Ubu.
  • This way, you won't overcram and will be able to see what needs using up first. Times, Sunday Times
  • I settled happily before the blazing fire, musing upon the stupidity of salmon fishing and certain of my friends.
  • The alternative to universal screening is a more selective approach, focusing upon the high risk groups.
  • A patchwork quilt is a good way of using up scraps of material.
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