use **** n vb

use **** n vb
1. n
1) (gen) uso, utilizzazione f, impiego

a new use for old tyres — un nuovo modo di utilizzare vecchi copertoni

directions for use — istruzioni fpl per l'uso

for the use of the blind — ad uso dei non vedenti

for use in case of emergency — da usarsi in caso di emergenza

ready for use — pronto (-a) per l'uso

to make use of sth — far uso di qc, utilizzare qc

in use — in uso

out of use — fuori uso

is your old radio still in use? — funziona ancora la tua vecchia radio?

to be in daily use — venire adoperato (-a) quotidianamente

to be no longer in use — non essere più usato (-a)

it's gone or fallen out of use — non lo si usa più

for one's own use — per uso personale

fit for use — che si può ancora usare

to make good use of sth; put sth to good use — far buon uso di qc

to find a use for sth — trovare il modo di utilizzare qc

we have no further use for this — questo non ci serve più


(usefulness) to be of use — essere utile, servire

it's (of) no use — non serve, è inutile

it's no use! — niente da fare!

it's no use discussing it further — non serve a niente continuare a discuterne

it's no use shouting, she's deaf — è inutile gridare, è sorda

what's the use of all this? — a che serve tutto ciò?

she's no use as a teacher — non vale niente come insegnante


(ability or right to use) to lose the use of one's legs — perdere l'uso delle gambe

I've got the use of the car this evening — stasera posso prendere la macchina

2. vt
1) (gen) usare

to use force — usare la forza

"to be used only in emergencies" — "da usare solo in caso d'emergenza"

to use sth as a hammer — usare qc come martello

what's this used for? — a che serve?

I could use a drink fam — non mi dispiacerebbe bere qualcosa

this room could use some paint fam — una passata di vernice non farebbe male a questa stanza

use your head or brains! — usa la testa or il cervello!

use your eyes! — apri gli occhi!

2) (make use of, exploit: influence) servirsi di, adoperare, (opportunity) sfruttare, approfittare di

to use drugs — fare uso di droghe

3) (use up, consume) consumare, (finish) finire, (supplies) usare, utilizzare
4) old , (liter: treat) trattare
3. aux vb

I used to go there every day — ci andavo ogni giorno, ero solito (-a) andarci ogni giorno

I used to live in London — ho abitato a Londra

she used to do it — era solita farlo, lo faceva (una volta)

I didn't use to like maths when I was at school — la matematica non mi piaceva quando andavo a scuola

things are not what they used to be — non è più come una volta

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