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second-hand

adjective, adverb uk   /ˌsek.əndˈhænd/ us  
B1 not new; having been used in the past by someone else: This bike is second-hand but it's still in good condition. She buys all her clothes second-hand.
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in Korean 중고의…
in Arabic مُسْتَعْمَل…
in Portuguese de segunda mão, usado…
in Catalan de segona mà…
in Japanese 中古の…
in Italian di seconda mano, usato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 舊(的), 二手(的)…
in Russian подержанный, с рук…
in Turkish kullanılmış, ikinci el, elden düşme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 旧(的), 二手(的)…
in Polish używany, z drugiej ręki…
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