use to

idiom

used to say that something existed or repeatedly happened in the past but does not exist or happen now
used with did
Did you use to work there?
It didn't use to be like that.
He didn't use to smoke.

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“Use to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/use%20to. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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