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    well-used

    Hi,

    I was wondering if someone could have a look for me at this phrase, "well-used" in this context. I can not find the definition for it in any dictionary. What dose "well-used" mean? Does it just mean "frequently used" as what the professor says later?

    Thanks for your help.


    ... ...
    Student: But isn't it kind of rude to make a lot of noise in the woods? I mean, people go there for peace and quiet.
    Professor: In bear country, noise is good for you. Hiking quietly endangers you, the bear, and other hikers. People sometimes assume they don't have to make noise while hiking on a well-used trail. Some of the most frequently used trails in Glacier Park are surrounded by excellent bear habitat. You can't predict when and where bears might appear along a trail.
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    Talking Re: well-used

    Being from Canada, we use this expression a lot.

    Well-used refers to something that has been used frequently and a lot. For example (well-used trails). Imagin a trail that is not well-used. It would be grown over with plants, not very noticeable. But a well-used trail will be clear of plants (only dirt), and very easy to see.

    You can use this will lots of things. For example, a well-used book is a bit old, and starting to fall apart. A well-used car is getting older and not as reliable.

    Does that help?
    Have a good one!
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    Last edited by English-coach; 25-Jan-2009 at 13:18.


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    Re: well-used

    Quote Originally Posted by English-coach View Post
    Being from Canada, we use this expression a lot.

    Well-used refers to something that has been used frequently and a lot. For example (well-used trails). Imagin a trail that is not well-used. It would be grown over with plants, not very noticeable. But a well-used trail will be clear of plants (only dirt), and very easy to see.

    You can use this will lots of things. For example, a well-used book is a bit old, and starting to fall apart. A well-used car is getting older and not as reliable.

    Does that help?
    Have a good one!
    Diana Tower



    Thanks, English-coach.

    I get it.

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    Re: well-used

    You're welcome!

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