power with

power (something) with (something else)

To use something as an energy source for something else to actuate or function. Often used in passive constructions. We've actually been able to power the lights with these stationary bicycles. The toy is powered with batteries, but those don't come included. We need to start powering our homes and businesses with renewable energy sources.
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power something with something

to provide something as the source of energy for something to operate. The government decided to power its vans with natural gas engines. We will power the generators with coal as long as it is cheap.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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