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Main Entry: 2use
Pronunciation: primarystressyüz
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): used /primarystressyüzd, in the phrase "used to" usually primarystressyüs(t)/; us·ing /primarystressyü-zieng/
1 : to put into action or service : EMPLOY <pronunciations used by different people> <used care in handling the antiques>
2 : to take into the body regularly <never uses tobacco>
3 : to carry out an action by means of : UTILIZE <use caution>
4 : to make use of : CONSUME 2 <the car uses a lot of gas>
5 : to behave toward : TREAT <used the prisoners cruelly>
6 -- used in the past tense with to to show a former practice, fact, or state <claims winters used to be harder>
- us·er /primarystressyü-zschwar/ noun

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