make use of something


make use of something
make ˈuse of sth/sb idiom
to use sth/sb, especially in order to get an advantage

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • make free with something — british phrase to use something that does not belong to you as though it does belong to you Don’t you think the owner will have something to say about your making free with his belongings? Thesaurus: to borrow somethingsynonym to use something,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make free with something — make free with (something) to use something a lot, even when it does not belong to you. I won t have him in my house, making free with my whiskey …   New idioms dictionary

  • make inroads into something — make inroads into/in/on/something phrase to take or use a large part of something European cars have started to make inroads into the Japanese market. All these repair bills are making huge inroads into my savings. Thesaurus: to use all or a lot… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make inroads on something — make inroads into/in/on/something phrase to take or use a large part of something European cars have started to make inroads into the Japanese market. All these repair bills are making huge inroads into my savings. Thesaurus: to use all or a lot… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make inroads in something — make inroads into/in/on/something phrase to take or use a large part of something European cars have started to make inroads into the Japanese market. All these repair bills are making huge inroads into my savings. Thesaurus: to use all or a lot… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make with the something — in. to make something visible; to use something. □ Come on, make with the cash. □ I want to know. Come on, make with the answers! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • make free with something — British to use something that does not belong to you as though it does belong to you Don t you think the owner will have something to say about your making free with his belongings? …   English dictionary

  • make use of — phrasal : to put to use : use, employ * * * make use of 1. To use, employ 2. To take the help, etc, of (a person) in obtaining an end with no intention of repaying him or her, to exploit • • • Main Entry: ↑use * * * make use of …   Useful english dictionary

  • make use of — to use someone or something for a particular purpose, especially one that brings a benefit to you Why doesn t she make use of her singing talent? make good use of someone/something: I hope you ve made good use of your time …   English dictionary

  • make use of —    to do something taboo in connection with    Thus to make use of prostitutes is not to find them chaste employment but to copulate regularly with them: to make use of drugs is not to control your hypertension under medical supervision but to… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms


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