(takes an infinitive or implied infinitive) used as an auxiliary to express habitual or accustomed actions, states, etc, taking place in the past but not continuing into the present i dont drink these days, but i used to i used to fish here every day.
Used to definition done or experienced in the past, but no longer done or experienced.
Unlike the other modal verbs, it is only found in the past tense. Therefore, when it is used with do to make negatives and questions, the form of the auxiliary verb is always did. Used to is used as follows to describe an activity or a state that happened many times in the past.
'used to' + infinitive and 'be' or 'get used to' + ' ing ...
used to can also be used to talk about past realities or generalizations which are no longer real. Both simple past and used to can refer to past habits, past facts and past generalizations however, used to is preferred when emphasizing these forms of past repetition in positive forms. On the other hand, when forming questions or negative sentences, modern prescriptive grammar dictates that.
Used to say that something happened continuously or frequently during a period in the past i used to live in london.
Used to refers to something familiar or routine, as in im used to getting up early for work, or to say that something repeatedly happened in the past like we used to go out more. Use to typically occurs with did did you use to work there?or it didnt use to be like that, describing something in the past that doesnt happen anymore.
Used to - english grammar today - a reference to written and spoken english grammar and usage - cambridge dictionary.
USED TO | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
used to infinitive and beget used to -ing look similar but they have very different uses. We use used to infinitive to talk about a past situation that is no longer true. It tells us that there was a repeated action or state in the past which has now changed.
If i say we are used to thailand, it is like saying we are accustomed to thailand. Do not confuse be used to with with the special structure used to do.
used to lyrics oh, oh, oh it dont hurt as bad as it used to yeah, i like that freestyling to it it dont hurt as bad as it used to i admit girl, yeah, i just use you i admit this not.