Definition of tire verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

tire

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈtaɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaɪər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tire
BrE BrE//ˈtaɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaɪər//
 
he / she / it tires
BrE BrE//ˈtaɪəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaɪərz//
 
past simple tired
BrE BrE//ˈtaɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaɪərd//
 
past participle tired
BrE BrE//ˈtaɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaɪərd//
 
-ing form tiring
BrE BrE//ˈtaɪərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaɪərɪŋ//
 
Tiredness
 
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  •  [intransitive, transitive] tire (somebody) to become tired and feel as if you want to sleep or rest; to make somebody feel this way Her legs were beginning to tire. He has made a good recovery but still tires easily. See related entries: Tiredness
  • Word Originverb Old English tēorian ‘fail, come to an end’, also ‘become physically exhausted’, of unknown origin.Extra examples She found herself tiring more quickly these days. The long walk had really tired me out. He has made a good recovery but he still tires easily. Long conversations tired her.Idioms
    never tire of doing something
     
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     to do something a lot, especially in a way that annoys people He went to Harvard—as he never tires of reminding us.
    Phrasal Verbstire of somebodytire somebody out
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tire