used

adjective
\ 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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Examples of used in a Sentence

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 Crew members and animators became used to the icy silences that permeated cartoon sets. David Fear, Rolling Stone, "‘Tom and Jerry’: Cat v. Mouse: Dawn of Justice," 26 Feb. 2021 Or get used to having weekly appointment television. Lydia Wang, refinery29.com, "Everything There Is To Know About Good Girls Season 4," 19 Feb. 2021 Get used to it, because, as the late Tom Petty might say, this is a love built to last. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, "Damian Lillard has been Oscar-worthy, but Luka Doncic is the people’s choice — and that’s why he’s starting the All-Star Game," 19 Feb. 2021 For DeRozan and the Spurs, who were flying high on a three-game winning streak before Ja Morant and company arrived to drag them back to Earth, the goal is to not get too used to this. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, "After suffering back-to-back routs, Spurs glad to see Memphis leave town," 2 Feb. 2021 Tweak the setting, give yourself some game time to get used to it, and tweak it again if need be. Whitson Gordon, Wired, "5 Graphics Settings Worth Tweaking in Every PC Game," 6 Oct. 2020 Briefly off the radar to set himself straight, Authentic now might have to get used to having a target on his back. Gary B. Graves, Houston Chronicle, "Kentucky Derby winner Authentic's future could include rematch against Tiz the Law," 6 Sep. 2020 After a while, some patients will be awake with no sedation and breathing with that when they get used to it. al, "Inside Alabama hospitals, through the eyes of five nurses," 4 Jan. 2021 Even as the agency has encouraged riders to use the bus only for essential trips during the pandemic, the A and C lines have been among Metro Transit's most used. Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, "Metro Transit begins planning for region's next rapid bus lines," 9 Dec. 2020

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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 2 Mar. 2021.

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used

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of used

: having been used before
: having had a previous owner

used

adjective
\ 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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