Definition of used in English:

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Pronunciation: /yo͞ozd/


1Having already been used: scrawling on the back of a used envelope
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  • Unfortunately it then ignited a bin bag full of used envelopes and rubbish which caused most of the fire damage.
  • The study found that internal examinations were being conducted on women with used gloves.
  • They put rubber in their ovens to make it burn better, some put used diapers, any old garbage just to get rid of it.
2Secondhand: a used car
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  • Looking through the classifieds will reveal that the majority of used cars are three-door examples.
  • Never buy a used car without thoroughly checking it out for underbody damage.
  • The ruling is expected to boost used car imports to Finland, especially from Germany.
secondhand, preowned, nearly new, old;
worn, hand-me-down, castoff, recycled, warmed-over
informal preloved

Words that rhyme with used

unamused, unbruised, underused boost, langouste, mot juste, Proust, roost, self-induced

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Syllabification: used

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