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'use' - used as a noun
Synonyms for 'use'
1. the act of using
he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
2. a particular service
he put his knowledge to good use
patrons have their uses
3. what something is used for
ballet is beautiful but what use is it?
4. (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing
5. a pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition
long use had hardened him to it
6. (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property
we were given the use of his boat
7. exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage

'use' - used as a verb
8. put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
use your head!
we only use Spanish at home
I can't use this tool
use the plastic bags to store the food
He doesn't know how to use a computer
9. take or consume (regularly or habitually)
She uses drugs rarely
10. seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage
She uses her influential friends to get jobs
The president's wife used her good connections
11. use up, consume fully
12. avail oneself to
use care when going down the stairs
use your common sense
13. habitually do something (use only in the past tense)
She used to call her mother every week but now she calls only occasionally
I used to get sick when I ate in that dining hall
They used to vacation in the Bahamas

derived forms
1. Use / Plural
uses
2. Use / Past
used
3. Use / Third Person
uses
4. Use / Present Participle
using
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Due to the deforestation of the forests in North China, over one million tons of sands blows into Beijing from the Gobi desert. It sometimes causes the sky to turn yellow.