use to

Definition of use to

  1. —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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the act or practice of employing something :  employment, application

    :  the fact or state of being used

    :  a method or manner of employing or applying something

  1. :  accustom, habituate

    :  to put into action or service :  avail oneself of :  employ

    :  to consume or take (as liquor or drugs) regularly


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