American English

Definition of worn adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually before noun] (of a thing) damaged or thinner than normal because it is old and has been used a lot an old pair of worn jeans The stone steps were worn and broken. The tapestry is still valuable in spite of its worn condition. see also well-worn
  2. 2(of a person) looking very tired synonym weary She came out of the ordeal looking thin and worn. see also wear
  3. Idioms
    be worn to a frazzle (informal)
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    to be extremely tired
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: worn