Significado de “used” - en el Diccionario Inglés

used en inglés británico

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usedverb

uk /juːst/ us /juːst/
used to

Más ejemplos

  • A great number of women used to die in childbirth.
  • In those days people used to write a lot more letters.
  • When I lived in Spain, I used to eat out all the time.
  • He's rather shy, although he's not as bad as he used to be.
  • The apple pie was as good as the one my grandmother used to make.

B1 shows that a particular thing always happened or was true in the past, especially if it no longer happens or is no longer true:

She used to live in Glasgow.
She used to love dancing, but she doesn't do it any more.
You don't come and see me like you used to.
When we were younger, we used not to be allowed to drink coffee.

usedadjective

uk /juːst/ /juːzd/ us /juːst/ /juːzd/

used adjective (FAMILIAR)

be used to sth/sb us uk /juːst/

Más ejemplos

  • She's used to dealing with difficult customers.
  • After a while you get used to all the noise.
  • I'm so used to living alone now, I don't think I would like sharing with anyone again.
  • I'm not used to driving an automatic car - I keep trying to change gear!
  • Dad was used to being in charge and it was difficult for him to take orders from anyone.

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.

used adjective (NOT NEW)

uk /juːzd/ us that has already been put to the purpose it was intended for; not new:

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).

(Definición de used del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

used en inglés americano

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usedadjective [ not gradable ]

us /juzd/

used adjective [ not gradable ] (NOT NEW)

already owned or put to a purpose by someone else; not new:

We’re looking for a used car in good condition.

(Definición de used del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

used en inglés de negocios

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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:

(Definición de used del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)