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use up

 
Verb use up has 2 senses
  1. consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out - use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
    --1 is one way to spend, expend, drop
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. take, occupy, use up - as of time or space; "It took three hours to get to work this morning"; "This event occupied a very short time"
    --2 is one way to use, expend
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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