knackered


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knack·ered

 (năk′ərd)
adj. Chiefly British Slang
Very tired; exhausted.

[From British slang knacker, to kill, wear out, tire, from knacker.]

knackered

(ˈnækəd)
adj
1. exhausted; tired out
2. worn out; no longer working, esp after long or hard use

knack•ered

(ˈnæk ərd)

adj. Brit. Slang.
exhausted; very tired.
[1885–90; knacker to tire (attenuation of earlier sense “to kill”)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.knackered - very tired
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
tired - depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat"

knackered

(Brit. slang)
adjective
1. exhausted, worn out, tired out, drained, beat (slang), done in (informal), all in (slang), buggered (Brit. slang), debilitated, prostrated, enervated, ready to drop, dog-tired (informal), zonked (slang), dead tired, dead beat (slang) I was absolutely knackered at the end of the match.
2. broken, not working, out of order, not functioning, done in (informal), ruined, buggered (Brit. slang), worn out, on the blink (slang), on its last legs My tape player's knackered.
Translations

knackered

[ˈnækərd] adj
(= tired) → crevé(e)
(= broken) → pété(e)

knackered

adj (Brit inf) (= exhausted)geschafft (inf); (= broken)kaputt (inf)

knackered

[ˈnækəd] adj (Brit) (fam) → fuso/a
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