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used

[ yoozd or, for 4, yoost ]
/ yuzd or, for 4, yust /
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adjective

previously used or owned; secondhand: a used car.
showing wear or being worn out: a thrift shop that accepts used clothing.
employed for a purpose; utilized: a frequently used dictionary.

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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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Idioms for used

    used to, accustomed or habituated to: I'm not used to cold weather. They weren't used to getting up so early.

Origin of used

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at use, -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM used

half-used, adjectivewell-used, adjective
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Something that is used has been employed for a purpose or previously owned. Used is the past participle of the general verb use. Do you know the difference between use and utilize? Find out on Thesaurus.com.

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British Dictionary definitions for used

used
/ (juːzd) /

adjective

bought or sold second-handused cars
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Idioms and Phrases with used

used

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