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function as

Meaning: to be used for a particular purpose, or to work in a particular way

For example:

  • function as sth My apartment functions as an office and a storeroom, as well as my home.

  • function as sth Our website functions mainly as a marketing tool, though it also functions as a channel for direct sales.

Quick Quiz:

When he started his own furniture business, Bob's back shed functioned as a factory. He used it to
  1. contact furniture factories
  2. make furniture products
  3. store factory-made furniture

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