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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.
(Definition of used from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "used" - British English Dictionary

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usedverb

uk   us   /juːst/
used to
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B1 shows that a ​particular thing always ​happened or was ​true in the past, ​especially if it no ​longerhappens or is no ​longertrue: She used to ​live in Glasgow. She used to ​lovedancing, 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 ​drinkcoffee.

usedadjective

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used adjective (FAMILIAR)

be used to sth/sb uk   us   /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 ​speakingCantonese.
get used to sth/sb B1 to ​becomefamiliar 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: a used ​airlineticket 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).
(Definition of used from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "used" - Business English Dictionary

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usedadjective

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