2 / ju:s; jus/ n
[U, sing] ~ (of sth) using or being used 用; 使用; 运用; 利用: the use of electricity for heating利用电力供热 * learn the use of a lathe 学习使用车床 * an ingenious use of wind power 巧妙利用风力 * the use of force, terrorism, blackmail, etc 使用武力﹑ 恐怖手段﹑ 敲诈伎俩等 * keep sth for one's own use 保留某物以自用 * funds for use in emergencies 应急基金 * The ointment is for external use only, eg It must not be swallowed. 此药膏仅供外用. * bought for use, not for ornament 为使用购买, 非为装饰用途 * The lock has broken through constant use. 这把锁经常使用已经坏了.
[C, U] purpose for which sth is used; work that a person or thing is able to do 用途; 功能: a tool with many uses 有多种用途的工具 * find a (new) use for sth 研究出某物的（新）用途.
[U] ~ (of sth) (a) right to use sth 使用权: allow a tenant the use of the garden 准许房客使用花园 * I have the use of the car this week. 这辆汽车本星期归我使用. (b) power of using sth 使用的能力: have full use of one's faculties 充分发挥才能 * lose the use of one's legs, ie become unable to walk 失去腿部功能.
[U] value or advantage; usefulness 价值; 益处; 效用: What's the use of worrying about it? 着急有什麽用呢? * It's no use pretending you didn't know. 你装糊涂是无济於事的. * You're no use in the choir you can`t sing a note! 你对合唱团毫无益处--你简直唱不成调! * Recycled materials are mostly of limited use. 再生材料大多用途有限.
[U] (fml 文) custom, practice or habit; usage(2) 习惯; 惯例; 词语的惯用法: Long use has accustomed me to it. 我对此已习惯成自然.
(idm 习语) ,come into/,go out of `use start/stop being used 开始[停止]被使用: When did this word come into common use? 这个词是什麽时候用起来的? * The present phone boxes will go out of use next year. 现有的公共电话亭明年就不再使用了. have no use for sb refuse to tolerate sb; dislike 不容忍某人; 不喜欢; 厌恶: I've no use for people who don't try. 我讨厌那些不想努力的人. have no use for sth have no purpose for which sth can be used 不需要或用不着某物: I've no further use for this typewriter, so you can have it. 我用不着这台打字机了, 你拿去用吧. in `use being used 被使用; 在使用中. make the best use of sth => best1. make use of sth/sb use or benefit from sth/sb 使用或利用某事物[某人]: Make full use of every chance you have to speak English. 要充分利用一切机会说英语. * We will make good use of her talents. 我们要很好地发挥她的才能. no earthly use => earthly. of use serving a purpose; useful 作某目的的; 有用的: These maps might be of (some) use to you on your trip. 这些地图你在旅途中也许有（些）用. put sth to good `use derive profit from sth 从某事物中获益: He'll be able to put his experience to good use in the new job. 他能在新的工作中把他的经验派上用场了.