familiar with something because you do it or experience it often used to doing something I'm not used to eating so much at lunchtime. used to something I found the job tiring at first but I soon got used to it. Which Word?used to / be used to Do not confuse used to do something with be used to something. You use used to do something to talk about something that happened regularly or was the case in the past, but is not now:I used to smoke, but I gave up a couple of years ago. You use be used to something/to doing something to talk about something that you are familiar with so that it no longer seems new or strange to you:We’re used to the noise from the traffic now. I’m used to getting up early.You can also use get used to something:Don’t worry—you’ll soon get used to his sense of humor. I didn’t think I could ever get used to living in a big city after living in the country.
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