\ 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 And you better get used to it because experts say the warm temperatures are here to stay. Taylor Pettaway, San Antonio Express-News, 16 May 2022 At the same time, Americans have become used to low interest rates for everything from home-buying to auto loans. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 6 May 2022 As the money gets bigger in college coaching, to the point where a single five-year contract at a power conference school should provide enough financial security for a couple generations, we’ll eventually get used to this. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2022 For decades, the area retained its literary ambiance, home to such great L.A. bookstores as Papa Bach, Midnight Special and Dutton’s, along with a wealth of used bookstores. Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2022 During this incredible Astros run of five straight American League Championship Series and three World Series trips, fans became used to seeing the sweet tradition close friends Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa had to celebrate victories. Matt Young, Chron, 8 Apr. 2022 Student performers get used to the ups and downs of touring: Unexpected schedule changes, unfamiliar venues, unknown audiences. al, 28 Mar. 2022 Get used to hearing about more serious original TV projects, that attract major talent, from The Roku Channel. Andy Meek, BGR, 28 Mar. 2022 Their eyes, so used to their new dim surroundings, hurt in the sunlight. Loveday Morris And Anastacia Galouchka, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Mar. 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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24 May 2022

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“Used.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for used


\ 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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