worn out

See also: worn-out



worn out (comparative more worn out, superlative most worn out)

  1. Damaged and useless due to hard or continued use.
    That old tractor is worn out.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 8, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      That concertina was a wonder in its way. The handles that was on it first was wore out long ago, and he'd made new ones of braided rope yarn. And the bellows was patched in more places than a cranberry picker's overalls.
  2. Exhausted or fatigued from exertion.
    I was worn out after all that work.
    That game was fun, but now I'm all worn out.




worn out

  1. past participle of wear out
    He has worn out his shoes.

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