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To use all or a lot of something - synonyms or related words

use up

to use all of a supply of something

run out

to use all of something and not have any left

eat into

if an activity or cost eats into your time or money, it uses more of it than you intended

get down to

to have only a few things left to use or deal with

eat up

to use large amounts of your available time or money



to eat, drink, or use all of something so that there is none left

swallow up

to use a lot of something such as money, time, or effort



to use all that you have of something



to use or consider all the possible ways of doing something



to reduce the amount of something or the number of things



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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