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[yoozd or for 4, yoost] /yuzd or for 4, yust/
adjective
1.
previously used or owned; secondhand:
a used car.
2.
showing wear or being worn out:
a thrift shop that accepts used clothing.
3.
employed for a purpose; utilized:
a frequently used dictionary.
Idioms
4.
used to, accustomed or habituated to:
I'm not used to cold weather. They weren't used to getting up so early.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see use, -ed2
Related forms
half-used, adjective
well-used, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for well-used

well-used

adjective (well used when postpositive)
1.
used or employed often or for a long time; well-worn

used

/juːzd/
adjective
1.
bought or sold second-hand: used cars
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Word Origin and History for well-used

used

adj.

"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.

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Idioms and Phrases with well-used

used

In addition to the idiom beginning with used also see: it takes getting used to also see under: use
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