bushed


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bushed

 (bo͝osht)
adj. Informal
Extremely tired; exhausted: "I once stayed awake seven years on end. Not even a nap. Boy, was I bushed" (Martin Amis).

[Possibly from Australian slang, lost in the bush.]

bushed

(bʊʃt)
adj
1. (postpositive) extremely tired; exhausted
2. (Psychology) Canadian mentally disturbed from living in isolation, esp in the north
3. Austral and NZ lost or bewildered, as in the bush

bushed

(bʊʃt)

adj.
1. overgrown with bushes.
2. Informal. exhausted; tired out.
[1485–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bushed - very tiredbushed - very tired; "was all in at the end of the day"; "so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere"; "bushed after all that exercise"; "I'm dead after that long trip"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
tired - depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat"

bushed

adjective
Informal. Extremely tired:
Informal: beat, tuckered (out).
Slang: done in, fagged (out), pooped (out).
Idioms: all in, ready to drop.
Translations

bushed

[bʊʃt] ADJ
1. (= exhausted) → agotado, hecho polvo; (= puzzled) → perplejo, pasmado
2. (Australia) → perdido en el monte

bushed

[ˈbʊʃt] adj (= exhausted) → crevé(e), claqué(e)

bushed

adj (inf: = exhausted) → groggy (inf)

bushed

[bʊʃt] adj (fam) (exhausted) → distrutto/a

bushed

a. pop. [exhausted] hecho polvo; agotado-a, molido-a, exhausto-a.
References in classic literature ?
It was so long that it bushed out behind his ears, and made him look like the old portraits I remembered in Virginia.
I would tell the old fellow that I had missed my way and been bushed for hours, as I easily might have been, and had never got to Yea at all.