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1. (clapped-out when prenominal) informal Brit and Austral and NZ (esp of machinery) worn out; dilapidated
2. Austral and NZ extremely tired; exhausted
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|Adj.||1.||clapped out - worn from age or heavy use and no longer able to operate (of cars or machines or people)|
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
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"