A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

USE

Mon, 10 Oct '22
Take advantage of
Mon, 12 Sep '22
Take advantage of
Wed, 10 Aug '22
Not let go to waste
Mon, 1 Aug '22
"___ as directed" (medicine bottle caution)
Wed, 29 Jun '22
Play for a sucker
Tue, 21 Jun '22
Manipulate
Sun, 22 May '22
Exploit
Fri, 25 Mar '22
Deploy
Thu, 17 Mar '22
Application
Sat, 19 Feb '22
Exercise
Sun, 30 Jan '22
Application
Mon, 24 Jan '22
"___ your head!"
Fri, 21 Jan '22
Wield
Sun, 26 Dec '21
Exercise
Mon, 14 Jun '21
"___ the Force, Luke"
Sun, 13 Jun '21
Deploy
Sun, 9 May '21
Cause of wear and tear
Wed, 5 May '21
Handle
Wed, 28 Apr '21
Manipulate
Mon, 19 Apr '21
Get value from
Wed, 10 Mar '21
Application
Wed, 17 Feb '21
Manipulate
Tue, 9 Feb '21
"It's no ___!"