clapped-out


Also found in: Idioms.

clapped′-out′



adj. Brit. Informal.
worn-out; exhausted.
[1945–50]
Translations

clapped-out

[ˌklæptˈaʊt] ADJ (Brit) [car, bus etc] → desvencijado; [person] → para el arrastre

clapped-out

adj attr, clapped out
adj pred (inf)klapprig; a clapped-out old carein klappriges Auto, eine alte Klapperkiste (inf); I feel really clapped out (Brit inf) → ich bin total geschafft (inf)

clapped-out

[ˈklæptˌaʊt] adj (fam) → malridotto/a
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