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"used" in British English

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usedverb

uk   /juːst/ us   /juːst/

usedadjective

uk   /juːst/ /juːzd/ us   /juːst/ /juːzd/
  • used adjective (FAMILIAR)

be used to sth/sb us   uk   /juːst/

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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.
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.
(Definition of used from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"used" in American English

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usedadjective [not gradable]

us   /juzd/
already owned or put to a purpose by someone else; not new: We’re looking for a used car in good condition.
(Definition of used from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"used" in Business English

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usedadjective

uk   /juːzd/ us  
COMMERCE used goods, cars, etc. have belonged to someone else and are not new when you buy them: The website advertises used cars.
(Definition of used from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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