\ 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 Noem in 2019 used state airplanes to travel to events held by political organizations including the National Rifle Association and the Republican Jewish Coalition, even though South Dakota law bars their use for anything other than state business. Stephen Groves, ajc, 27 June 2022 Even after watching practice, you never get used to watching the gaggle of cars fly into Turn 1, three wide and inches apart, well north of 200 mph. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 1 June 2022 But you’ll definitely get used to that feel and forget about it. Christian De Looper, BGR, 25 May 2022 Obvious: In his fifth year in the program, Whaley has risen from little-used to indispensable over that time. Dom Amore,, 8 Nov. 2021 High demand and short supply on many goods have driven up prices on everything from bacon and eggs to new and used cars to home furniture and houses, too. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 15 June 2022 While goods and services like housing, airline fares, and used and new vehicles saw the highest price increases in May, almost all other products became more expensive, according to the latest inflation report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Colin Lodewick, Fortune, 13 June 2022 PayPayl, Venmo, and Zelle are the favorites; PCMag’s top choice, Google Pay, is the least used. Eric Griffith, PCMAG, 13 June 2022 But before they are recycled, used batteries could be given a second life on the electricity grid. Dieter Holger And Giulia Petroni, WSJ, 13 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of used

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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29 Jun 2022

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“Used.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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\ 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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