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usual

adjective uk   us   /ˈjuː.ʒu.əl/
A2 normal; happening, done, or used most often: I went to bed at my usual time. There was more rainfall than usual this summer in the mountain areas. You'll find the cutlery in its usual place. Terry was, as usual, slow to respond. This shop is open for business as usual despite the shortages.
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noun [S] uk   us   /ˈjuː.ʒu.əl/ informal
Someone's usual is the drink, especially an alcoholic one, which they most often have, for example when in a bar: A gin and tonic for my dad, and I'll have the/my usual.
Translations of “usual”
in Arabic عادي…
in Korean 일상적인, 흔한…
in Malaysian biasa…
in French habituel…
in Turkish alışılmış, her zamanki, olağan…
in Italian solito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 通常的, 慣常的…
in Russian обычный…
in Polish zwykły, zwyczajny…
in Vietnamese thông thường…
in Spanish habitual, acostumbrado, común…
in Portuguese usual, habitual, de costume…
in Thai เป็นปกติ…
in German üblich…
in Catalan habitual…
in Japanese いつもの…
in Indonesian biasa…
in Chinese (Simplified) 通常的, 惯常的…
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