used\ to

used\ to
I. adj. phr.
In the habit of or familiar with.

People get used to smoking and it is hard for them to stop.

Farmers are used to working outdoors in the winter.

After my eyes became used to the dim light in the cave, I saw an old shovel on the ground.

On the hike Bob soon got tired, but Dick did not because he was used to walking.

II. v. phr.
Did formerly; did in the past. - Usually used with an infinitive to tell about something past.

Uncle Henry used to have a beard, but he shaved it off.

Did your father use to work at the bank?

People used to say that tomatoes were poison.

- Sometimes used without the infinitive.

I don't go to that school any more, but I used to.

We don't visit Helen as much as we used to.

I used to go to the movies often. Did you use to?


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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