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Idioms for used
OTHER WORDS FROM usedhalf-used, adjectivewell-used, adjective
Words nearby used
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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.
Example sentences from the Web for used
That strategy has been used in some cases to help determine GMO policy.
Like many trans users, Transartist often gets used as a source of information more than anything else.
The new information consisted of Internet protocol addresses that Comey said are “exclusively used” by North Korea.
My body used for his hard pleasure; a stone god gripping me in his hands.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Morris struggled to straighten his back, which involved stiffening a spine rarely used.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He alludes to it as one of their evil customs and used by them to produce insensibility.
Then there was Wee Wo,—he was a little Chinese chap, and we used to send him down the chimneys to open front doors for us.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
Other things being equal, the volume of voice used measures the value that the mind puts upon the thought.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
The badness of the gunpowder used by the Mexicans, was again of great service to us.
It was afterwards used as a schoolroom in connection with Winfield's factory.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
British Dictionary definitions for used
Idioms and Phrases with used
In addition to the idiom beginning with used
- used to
- it takes getting used to
Also see underuse.