worn out

worn out
1) ADJ Something that is worn out is so old, damaged, or thin from use that it cannot be used any more.

Car buyers tend to replace worn-out tyres with the same brand.

...faded bits of worn-out clothing.

2) ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ Someone who is worn out is extremely tired after hard work or a difficult or unpleasant experience.

Before the race, he is fine. But afterwards he is worn out.

3) ADJ: ADJ n (disapproval) If you describe something such as an idea as worn out, you mean that it is no longer relevant or interesting because it is old and has been repeated many times.

`A passport to a brighter future': it sounds like a worn-out advertising slogan, but for once the cliche has substance.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • worn-out — worn / worn out [adj] used, tired beat, burned out*, bushed*, busted*, clichéd, consumed, depleted, destroyed, deteriorated, drained, drawn, effete, exhausted, fatigued, frayed, gone, hackneyed, had it*, haggard, jaded, kaput*, knocked out*, old …   New thesaurus

  • Worn-out — a. Consumed, or rendered useless, by wearing; as, worn out garments. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • worn out — adj 1.) very tired because you have been working hard = ↑exhausted ▪ You must be absolutely worn out. 2.) too old or damaged to be used ▪ a pair of old worn out walking boots …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • worn out — adjective 1. ) too old or damaged to use any longer: dirty worn out shoes 2. ) extremely tired: EXHAUSTED: He looked worn out, as if he d missed a night s sleep …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • worn-out — worn out; worn out·ness; …   English syllables

  • worn-out — worn′ out′ adj. 1) worn or used beyond repair 2) depleted of energy, strength, or enthusiasm; exhausted; fatigued • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • worn out — ► ADJECTIVE 1) exhausted. 2) worn to the point of being no longer usable …   English terms dictionary

  • worn-out — [wôrnout′] adj. 1. no longer effective, usable, or serviceable due to wear or overuse 2. exhausted; tired out …   English World dictionary

  • worn out — index decadent, dilapidated, old, stale, trite Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • worn-out — adjective 1. 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 …   Useful english dictionary

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