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Meaning & Definition of Used in English

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Used

/juzd/

adjective

1. Employed in accomplishing something

  • "The principle of surprise is the most used and misused of all the principles of war"- h.h.arnold & i.c.eaker
    synonym:
  • used

2. Of persons

  • Taken advantage of
  • "After going out of his way to help his friend get the job he felt not appreciated but used"
    synonym:
  • exploited
  • ,
  • ill-used
  • ,
  • put-upon
  • ,
  • used
  • ,
  • victimized
  • ,
  • victimised

3. Previously used or owned by another

  • "Bought a secondhand (or used) car"
    synonym:
  • secondhand
  • ,
  • used

Examples of using

Tom used a whole roll of wallpaper.
I used to live in Boston.
I don't think Tom would like it very much if I used his electric beard trimmer without his permission.