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being in the habit or custom
  • my grandmother has spent her whole life on the farm and is used to working hard

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used

verb
past tense of use

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1 to put into action or service
  • I will need to use the large hammer for this project

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2 to behave toward in a stated way
  • the factory workers were underpaid and poorly used by their employers

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3 to take unfair advantage of
  • I was paying for everything on our little outing, and I was starting to feel like I was being used

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“Used.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/used. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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