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use Idioms & Phrases


Cestuy que use

  • Norm. F., a person for whose use land, etc., is granted to another.
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context of use

  • noun discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation
    linguistic context; context.
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Contingent, ∨ Springing, use

  • (Law), a use to come into operation on a future uncertain event.
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fair use

  • noun the conditions under which you can use material that is copyrighted by someone else without paying royalties
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ill-use

  • verb treat badly
    ill-use; ill-treat; maltreat; step; abuse; mistreat.
    • This boss abuses his workers
    • She is always stepping on others to get ahead
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ill-used

  • verb treat badly
    ill-use; ill-treat; maltreat; step; abuse; mistreat.
    • This boss abuses his workers
    • She is always stepping on others to get ahead
  • adjective satellite of persons; taken advantage of
    exploited; put-upon; victimised; victimized; used.
    • after going out of his way to help his friend get the job he felt not appreciated but used
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Ill`-used" adjective
Definitions
  1. Misapplied; treated badly.
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In use

  • adjective satellite (of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a busy telephone line)
    busy; engaged.
    • her line is busy
    • receptionists' telephones are always engaged
    • the lavatory is in use
    • kept getting a busy signal
  • adjective satellite currently being used
    • robots are in use throughout industry
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  • . (a) In employment; in customary practice observance. (b) In heat; said especially of mares. J. H. Walsh.
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Of no use

  • useless; of no advantage.
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Of use

  • useful; of advantage; profitable.
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Out of use

  • adjective satellite closed to traffic
    blocked.
    • the repaving results in many blocked streets
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  • not in employment.
  • not in use; unfashionable; obsolete.
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Resulting use

  • (Law), a use, which, being limited by the deed, expires or can not vest, and results or returns to him who raised it, after such expiration.
  • (Law), a use which, being limited by the deed, expires or can not vest, and thence returns to him who raised it. Bouvier.
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sarum use

Sa"rum use`
Definitions
  1. (Ch. of Eng.) A liturgy, or use, put forth about 1087 by St. Osmund, bishop of Sarum, based on Anglo-Saxon and Norman customs.
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Secondary, ∨ Shifting, use

  • a use which, though executed, may change from one to another by circumstances. Blackstone.
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Statute of uses

  • (Eng. Law), the stat. 27 Henry VIII., cap. 10, which transfers uses into possession, or which unites the use and possession.
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Superstitious use

  • (Law), the use of a gift or bequest, as of land, etc., for the maintenance of the rites of a religion not tolerated by the law. Eng. Mozley & W.
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To do one's diligence, give diligence, use diligence

  • to exert one's self; to make interested and earnest endeavor.
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To make use of, To put to use

  • to employ; to derive service from; to use.
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To use one's self

  • to behave. Obs. "Pray, forgive me, if I have used myself unmannerly." Shak.
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To use up

  • . (a) To consume or exhaust by using; to leave nothing of; as, to use up the supplies. (b) To exhaust; to tire out; to leave no capacity of force or use in; to overthrow; as, he was used up by fatigue. Colloq.
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use immunity

  • noun an exemption that displaces the privilege against self-incrimination; neither compelled testimony or any fruits of it can be used against the witness who therefore can no longer fear self-incrimination
    testimonial immunity.
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use of goods and services

  • noun (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing
    usance; use; economic consumption; consumption.
    • the consumption of energy has increased steadily
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use up

  • verb use up (resources or materials)
    exhaust; consume; wipe out; deplete; eat up; eat; run through.
    • this car consumes a lot of gas
    • We exhausted our savings
    • They run through 20 bottles of wine a week
  • verb require (time or space)
    occupy; take.
    • It took three hours to get to work this morning
    • This event occupied a very short time
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used to

  • adjective satellite in the habit
    wont to.
    • I am used to hitchhiking
    • you'll get used to the idea
    • ...was wont to complain that this is a cold world"- Henry David Thoreau
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used-car

  • noun a car that has been previously owned; not a new car
    secondhand car.
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used-car lot

  • noun a parking lot where a dealer in used-cars displays cars for sale
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using up

  • noun the act of consuming something
    expenditure; consumption.
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york use

York" use`
Definitions
  1. (Eccl.) The one of the three printed uses of England which was followed in the north. It was based on the Sarum use. See Use, n., 6. Shipley.
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