Played out
Play Play, v. t. 1. To put in action or motion; as, to play cannon upon a fortification; to play a trump. [1913 Webster]

First Peace and Silence all disputes control, Then Order plays the soul. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]

2. To perform music upon; as, to play the flute or the organ. [1913 Webster]

3. To perform, as a piece of music, on an instrument; as, to play a waltz on the violin. [1913 Webster]

4. To bring into sportive or wanton action; to exhibit in action; to execute; as, to play tricks. [1913 Webster]

Nature here Wantoned as in her prime, and played at will Her virgin fancies. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. To act or perform (a play); to represent in music action; as, to play a comedy; also, to act in the character of; to represent by acting; to simulate; to behave like; as, to play King Lear; to play the woman. [1913 Webster]

Thou canst play the rational if thou wilt. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

6. To engage in, or go together with, as a contest for amusement or for a wager or prize; as, to play a game at baseball. [1913 Webster]

7. To keep in play, as a hooked fish, in order to land it. [1913 Webster]

{To play hob}, to play the part of a mischievous spirit; to work mischief.

{To play off}, to display; to show; to put in exercise; as, to play off tricks.

{To play one's cards}, to manage one's means or opportunities; to contrive.

{Played out}, tired out; exhausted; at the end of one's resources. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • played-out — playedˈ out adjective 1. Exhausted 2. Used up 3. No longer good for anything • • • Main Entry: ↑play * * * played out «PLAYD OWT», adjective. suffering from overuse so as to be worn out, worthless, or hackneyed: »played out jokes. * * * adj [more …   Useful english dictionary

  • played out — {adj. phr.} Tired out; worn out; finished; exhausted. * /It had been a hard day, and by night he was played out./ * /For a while, at least, it seemed the interest in great speed was played out./ Compare: ALL IN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • played out — {adj. phr.} Tired out; worn out; finished; exhausted. * /It had been a hard day, and by night he was played out./ * /For a while, at least, it seemed the interest in great speed was played out./ Compare: ALL IN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • played-out — adj an idea, situation etc that is played out is finished or no longer has influence →play out at ↑play1 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • played out — adjective 1. drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted (Freq. 1) 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • played\ out — adj. phr. tired out; worn out; finished; exhausted. It had been a hard day, and by night he was played out. For a while, at least, it seemed the interest in great speed was played out. Compare: all in …   Словарь американских идиом

  • played-out — adjective 1 someone who is played out is not as strong, powerful etc as they used to be 2 old fashioned and no longer useful: played out ideas see also: play out play 1 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • played out — tired out, worn out, exhausted I was totally played out last night so I went to bed early …   Idioms and examples

  • played-out — UK [ˌpleɪd ˈaʊt] / US adjective 1) old fashioned and no longer useful 2) someone who is played out is very tired or no longer as powerful as they used to be …   English dictionary

  • played out — Synonyms and related words: all in, ausgespielt, beat, beat up, beaten, bone weary, burned out, bushed, dead, dead and alive, dead tired, deadbeat, devitalized, disabled, dog tired, dog weary, done, done in, done up, drained, effete, emptied,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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