usual - definition and synonyms


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  1. normal, or typical of what happens or of what people do in most situations

    She gave us her usual polite smile.

    Dan was wearing his usual T-shirt and jeans.

    more/better/worse etc than usual:

    The journey to work took longer than usual.

    usual practice (=the things people usually do):

    It’s usual practice to exchange business cards at the beginning of the meeting.

    it is usual (for someone) to do something:

    It’s usual to ask permission before borrowing any equipment.

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