\ ˈyüzd How to pronounce used (audio) , in the phrase "used to" usually ˈyüs(t) \

Definition of used

1 : employed in accomplishing something
2 : that has endured use specifically : secondhand a used car

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The books on this shelf are used. my grandmother has spent her whole life on the farm and is used to working hard
Recent Examples on the Web Wolf also told the New York DMV that vehicle exports from the state will face significant delays because the sanctuary policies do not allow the government to verify the ownership of used vehicles being shipped abroad. Washington Post, "Trump officials threaten to expand retaliation for ‘sanctuary’ policies to more states as N.Y. residents are kicked out of Global Entry," 6 Feb. 2020 The researchers looked at the samples' geographical distribution from associated GPS data and used population genetics and geospatial modeling to determine how genetic changes propagated from place to place. Rachel Nuwer, Scientific American, "Scientists Solve a Deadly TB Mystery," 28 Jan. 2020 With top-model prices creeping into the territory of a decent used car, most of us are looking for something far, far less expensive. Field & Stream, "Best New Budget Crossbows of the 2020 Archery Trade Show," 16 Jan. 2020 While that’s more than some used cars, the actual value of the 64-core CPU isn’t that out of line when looked at from a bulk purchase point of view. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "AMD's monstrous 64-core Threadripper 3990X: How much and how fast it will be," 6 Jan. 2020 Shoppers save about $15,000 on average by buying a 3-year-old used vehicle instead of its brand new counterpart, according to Edmunds. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "New-car sales plunge 12 percent in November," 20 Dec. 2019 Grand theft vehicle: Mayfield Road A used vehicle was reported as stolen off the lot at Ganley Nissan July 18. cleveland.com, "Vehicle stolen from apartment lot: Mayfield Heights Police Blotter," 31 July 2019 While most of us are used to tapping touchscreens on all kinds of devices, the rotating bezel is an underrated and practical perk of the Gear Sport that most other smartwatches don't have. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Guidemaster: Smartwatches worthy of replacing your favorite timepiece," 16 Jan. 2020 One answer may be that people in New Zealand are used to living on a giant seismic fault line that arcs around the Pacific Ocean. Nick Perry, Twin Cities, "Rescuer describes horror of New Zealand’s silent eruption; 16 believed killed," 14 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of used

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Used.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/used. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of used

: having been used before
: having had a previous owner
\ ˈyüzd, 2 often ˈyüst before “to” \

Kids Definition of used

1 : secondhand sense 1 Dad bought a used car.
2 : having the habit of doing or putting up with something He's used to flying.

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