(comparative more used to, superlative most used to)
- (idiomatic, with noun phrase) Accustomed to, tolerant or accepting of.
- I am used to cleaning up other people’s mess. I became used to his ways.
- (temporal location) Formerly, once, and habitually or repeatedly, but possibly no longer.
- I used to be undecided, but now I’m not so sure.
- I used to like that band and I still do.
- I used to know a guy from the UK who pronounced "mother" without the "r".
- It used to be me, sitting in that chair.
- There used to be open fields here. Now it's a shopping mall.
- The following negative constructions:
- used not to; usedn't to; usen't to
- did not use to; didn't use to
- did not used to; didn't used to
- used [subject] to […] ?
- did [subject] use to […] ?
- did [subject] used to […] ?
- When it is not necessary to include the following verb, in some regions it is usual to use the verb do as a stand-in (“He works harder than he used to do.”), whereas in others it is usual to use no verb at all (“He works harder than he used to”).
- In these senses, the word used is given the pronunciation yoost rather than the usual yoozd (as in "the key was used to open the door").