half-dead

half-dead

adj
informal Brit very tired
Translations

half-dead

[ˈhɑːfˈded] ADJmedio muerto, más muerto que vivo

half-dead

[ˌhɑːfˈdɛd] adj half-dead (with)mezzo/a morto/a (da or per)
References in classic literature ?
A Crow, half-dead with thirst, came upon a Pitcher which had once been full of water; but when the Crow put its beak into the mouth of the Pitcher he found that only very little water was left in it, and that he could not reach far enough down to get at it.
On reaching the oak tree, you will find a poor, half-dead Marionette stretched out on the grass.
Still, I have seen ships issue from certain docks like half-dead prisoners from a dungeon, bedraggled, overcome, wholly disguised in dirt, and with their men rolling white eyeballs in black and worried faces raised to a heaven which, in its smoky and soiled aspect, seemed to reflect the sordidness of the earth below.
Bloomfield, I almost forgot to answer her polite salutation; and it afterwards struck me, that the little I did say was spoken in the tone of one half-dead or half-asleep.
But that she never thought of doing, would not have ventured to do, lying in a half-dead faint inside.
Also I dined several times at his own house, when he took care always to see his half-dead father so out of the way that I never saw him, or he me.
Louise, half-dead, caught at the arm of the captain of the musketeers, whose face betrayed unusual emotion.
After being dumped by his online girlfriend who he is on his way to visit for the first time, he goes into a Blues bar to drown his sorrows, chats up an attractive girl, blacks-out and wakes up half-dead in a swamp.
When the sun rises, it is revealed that Troy has returned to the outpost where he and his team found a half-dead Phil (Rocky McMurray) tied up to a chair in (http://www.
Hel, the half-dead, goddess daughter of giantess, Angrboda, and god, Loki, lives in the frosted world of Jotunheim.
And Spector manages to remain terrifying, even lying half-dead on a hospital bed.
And Spector manages to remain terrifying, even lying half-dead on THE TRUTH ABOUT MEAT BBC1, 9pm MEAT has been grabbing the headlines recently - with new links to cancer and heart disease, it has been getting bad press.