Definition Used to-idiom

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Definition

(Bruno) used to (smoke): (Bruno smoked) when he was younger; (Bruno) was a (smoker) in the past, he is not anymore
modal auxiliary
There used to be a pub here, but now it is a coffee shop.
How did Bob use to look in the seventies? Was he always bald? And did he ever not have that mustache?

I used to (have hair): I (had hair) when I was younger, in the past
modal auxiliary

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