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English definition of “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 speak ing 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. Grammar:Used toGrammar:Used to: meaning and formWe use used to when we refer to things in the past which are no longer true. It can refer to repeated actions or to a state or situation:Grammar:Used to or would?We can use used to or would to talk about people’s habits in the past. When we use them both together, used to most commonly comes first, as it sets the scene for the actions being reported:Grammar:Used to or be used to?Used to refers to actions and situations in the past which no longer happen or are no longer true. It always refers to the past:
(Definition of used adjective (FAMILIAR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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