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use

Translation of use in French:

/juːs/ n

  • 1 (act of using) (of substance, object, machine) emploi (m), utilisation (f) (of de); (of word, expression) emploi (m), usage (m) (of de) for the use of à l'usage de [customer, staff] for my own use pour mon usage personnel to make use of sth utiliser qch to put sth to good use tirer parti de qch while the machine is in use lorsque la machine est en service or en fonctionnement to have the use of avoir l'usage de [house, car, kitchen] avoir la jouissance de [garden] to lose the use of one's legs perdre l'usage de ses jambes
  • 2 (way of using) (of resource, object, material) utilisation (f); (of term) emploi (m) to have no further use for sb/sth ne plus avoir besoin de qn/qch
  • 3 (usefulness) to be of use être utile (to à) to be (of) no use [object] ne servir à rien [person] n'être bon/bonne à rien what's the use of crying? à quoi bon pleurer? it's no use (he won't listen) c'est inutile (il n'écoutera pas)

/juːz/ vt

  • 1 se servir de, utiliser [object, car, room, money]; employer [method, word]; profiter de, saisir [opportunity]; faire jouer [influence]; avoir recours à [blackmail]; utiliser [knowledge, talent] to use sb/sth as se servir de qn/qch comme to use sth to do se servir de qch pour faire
  • 3 (exploit) se servir de [person]

pp adj (used)

  • [car] d'occasion; [envelope] qui a déjà servi

Phrasal verbs

use up

finir [food]; dépenser [money]; épuiser [supplies]

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