consume; use (up);〔時間・精力などを〕spend;《文》 expend

    • 米を消費する
    • consume rice
    • 先月の電気の消費量が多いのに驚いた
    • 〔消費者個人の〕I was surprised at how much electricity we used last month./〔国や地方の〕We were surprised by the high consumption of electricity last month.
    • つまらないことに時間[精力]を消費するな
    • Don't spend your time [energy] on trifling matters.
    • それを仕上げるのに大変な労力を消費した
    • I expended tremendous effort to finish it.