How to use
the action or fact of using something
an exit for use in emergencies
the increasing use of computers in education
a purpose for which something can be used
in modern industry.
have/find a use for something
The cupboard is full of things I can never find a use for.
make use of something
to use something that is available in order to achieve something or get an advantage for yourself
We will make use of her vast experience.
There is an answering machine for you to make use of.
make good use of
put something to (good) use
to use something such as knowledge or skills for a particular purpose
a job where her management skills can be put to good use
the use of something
the ability or right to use something
Joe's given me the use of his office till he gets back.
lost the use of
as a result of the accident.
be (of) no use (to somebody)
to be completely useless
You needed blankets to keep warm because the heating was no use.
Take this - it's of no use to me any more.
it's no use doing something
used to tell someone not to do something because it will have no effect
It's no use complaining.
it's no use!
used to say that you are going to stop doing something because you do not think it will be successful
Oh, it's no use! I can't fix it.
what's the use (of something)
used to say that something seems to be a waste of time
What's the use of decorating the house if we are going to sell it?
be in use
a machine, place etc that is in use is being used
Electric vehicles built in 1920 were still in use in the 1950s.
for the use of somebody
provided for a particular person or group of people to use
a bar for the use of the guests
be of use (to somebody/something)
to be useful
He was charged with having information likely to be of use to terrorists.
come into use
bring something into use
to start being used, or to start using something
Computers first came into use in the early 1950s.
go/be out of use
a machine, place etc that goes out of use or is out of use is not being used
Some 4,000 railway stations have gone out of use since the 1960s.
have no use for somebody/something
to have no respect for someone or something
She has no use for people who are always complaining.
something/somebody has their uses
used, often humorously, to say that something or someone can sometimes be useful, even though it may not seem that way
Being stubborn can have its uses.
one of the meanings of a word, or the way that a particular word is used
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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