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used

used

adjective uk   us  

used adjective (FAMILIAR)

be used to sth/sb     /juːst/ B1 to be familiar with something or someone: We're used to tourists here - we get thousands every year. [+ -ing verb] She was not used to speaking Cantonese.Adapting and attuning to somethingAdapting and modifying Changing get used to sth/sb B1 to become familiar with something or someone: Eventually you'll get used to the smells of the laboratory. [+ -ing verb] I just can't get used to getting up early.

used adjective (NOT NEW)

  /juːzd/   that has already been put to the purpose it was intended for; not new: a used airline ticket The blackmailers demanded to be paid in used £20 notes. I could only afford a used car (= one that has already been owned by others).Old or old-fashionedThe elderly
(Definition of used from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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