Examples from the Web for well-used
So what of the photograph of what the Senate report described as a “well-used waterboard” with buckets around it, at the Salt Pit?CIA Interrogation Chief: ‘Rectal Feeding,’ Broken Limbs Are News to Me|Kimberly Dozier|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I'm well-used to deep forests and long, hard journeys, for the love of a trail is in my blood.Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People|Constance D'Arcy Mackay
The ocean side of the cottage was windowless and lined with well-used books on pine shelves.Margarita's Soul|Ingraham Lovell
A wide, well-used trail made the ascent of this mountain comparatively easy.A Voyage with Captain Dynamite|Charles Edward Rich
British Dictionary definitions for well-used (1 of 2)
adjective (well used when postpositive)
British Dictionary definitions for well-used (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for well-used
"second-hand," 1590s, past participle adjective from use (v.). To be used to "accustomed, familiar" is recorded by 1520s. Verbal phrase used to "formerly did or was" (as in I used to love her) represents a construction attested from c.1300, and common from c.1400, but now surviving only in past tense form. The pronunciation is affected by the t- of to.
Idioms and Phrases with well-used
In addition to the idiom beginning with used
- used to
- it takes getting used to
Also see underuse.