worn out


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Adj.1.worn out - drained of energy or effectivenessworn out - drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted; "the day's shopping left her exhausted"; "he went to bed dog-tired"; "was fagged and sweaty"; "the trembling of his played out limbs"; "felt completely washed-out"; "only worn-out horses and cattle"; "you look worn out"
tired - depleted of strength or energy; "tired mothers with crying babies"; "too tired to eat"

worn out

adjective
1. worn, done, used, broken-down, ragged, useless, run-down, frayed, used-up, shabby, tattered, tatty, threadbare, decrepit, clapped out (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. informal), moth-eaten Always replace worn out tyres with the same brand.
2. exhausted, spent, done in (informal), tired, all in (slang), fatigued, wiped out (informal), weary, played-out, knackered (slang), prostrate, clapped out (Austral. & N.Z. informal), tired out, dog-tired (informal), zonked (slang), shagged out (Brit. slang), fit to drop, jiggered (dialect), dead or out on your feet (informal) I was exhausted - worn out by the strain I'd been under.
exhausted rested, fresh, relaxed, restored, strengthened, renewed, revived, refreshed
3. obsolete, old, stock, stereotyped, commonplace, stale, overworked, antiquated, corny (informal), well worn, trite, clichéd, hackneyed, overused, time-worn The problem will be solved by common sense, not worn-out religious dogmas.
Translations
بالٍ، مُهْتَرئ، غَيْر صالِح للإسْتِعْمالمُرْهَق، تَعبان جِدا
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wear

(weə) past tense wore (woː) ; past participle worn (woːn) verb
1. to be dressed in or carry on (a part of) the body. She wore a white dress; Does she usually wear spectacles?
2. to arrange (one's hair) in a particular way. She wears her hair in a pony-tail.
3. to have or show (a particular expression). She wore an angry expression.
4. to (cause to) become thinner etc because of use, rubbing etc. This carpet has worn in several places; This sweater is wearing thin at the elbows.
5. to make (a bare patch, a hole etc) by rubbing, use etc. I've worn a hole in the elbow of my jacket.
6. to stand up to use. This material doesn't wear very well.
noun
1. use as clothes etc. I use this suit for everyday wear; Those shoes won't stand much wear.
2. articles for use as clothes. casual wear; sportswear; leisure wear.
3. (sometimes wear and tear) damage due to use. The hall carpet is showing signs of wear.
4. ability to withstand use. There's plenty of wear left in it yet.
ˈwearable adjective
(negative unwearable) fit to be worn. My only wearable coat is at the cleaners.
ˈwearer noun
a dress that makes the wearer feel elegant.
ˈwearing adjective
exhausting. I've had rather a wearing day.
worn (woːn) adjective
damaged as a result of use. a badly-worn carpet.
wear away
to make or become damaged, thinner, smoother etc through use, rubbing etc. The steps have (been) worn away in places.
wear off
to become less. The pain is wearing off.
wear out
to (cause to) become unfit for further use. My socks have worn out; I've worn out my socks.
worn out
1. so damaged by use as to be unfit for further use. These shoes are worn out; a worn-out sweater.
2. very tired. His wife is worn out after looking after the children.
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It didn't help that the pitching staff, already decimated by injuries, was worn out after three extra-inning games - two that went into the 15th - last week.
Yes, by the time I've reached the top (sometimes there are 6 flights of stairs, which I think will kill me), I'm worn out, but the fide down and my daughter's laughter, not to mention the cold water drenching me all the way down, seem to pick up my energy level.