Definition of worn out adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    worn out

    BrE BrE//ˌwɔːn ˈaʊt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌwɔːrn ˈaʊt//
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  1. 1(of a thing) badly damaged and/or no longer useful because it has been used a lot These shoes are worn out. the gradual replacement of worn-out equipment a speech full of worn-out old clichés
  2. 2[not usually before noun] (of a person) looking or feeling very tired, especially as a result of hard work or physical exercise Can we sit down? I'm worn out. She got absolutely worn out looking after the children. See related entries: Tiredness
  3. compare outworn
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: worn out