Strung
String String (str[i^]ng), v. t. [imp. {Strung} (str[u^]ng); p. p. {Strung} (R. {Stringed} (str[i^]ngd)); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stringing}.] 1. To furnish with strings; as, to string a violin. [1913 Webster]

Has not wise nature strung the legs and feet With firmest nerves, designed to walk the street? --Gay. [1913 Webster]

2. To put in tune the strings of, as a stringed instrument, in order to play upon it. [1913 Webster]

For here the Muse so oft her harp has strung, That not a mountain rears its head unsung. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. To put on a string; to file; as, to string beads. [1913 Webster]

4. To make tense; to strengthen. [1913 Webster]

Toil strung the nerves, and purified the blood. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. To deprive of strings; to strip the strings from; as, to string beans. See {String}, n., 9. [1913 Webster]

6. To hoax; josh; jolly; often used with along; as, we strung him along all day until he realized we were kidding. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • strung — STRUNG, strunguri, s.n. Maşină unealtă cu ajutorul căreia se execută operaţia de rotunjire, de filetare, de găurire, de zimţuire etc. prin aşchiere a unei piese. – Din sl. strungŭ. Trimis de LauraGellner, 27.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  strung s. n …   Dicționar Român

  • Strung — Strung, imp. & p. p. of {String}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strung — past tense of STRING (Cf. string) (v.). In reference to nerves, feelings, etc., from 1840. Slang strung out addicted is recorded from 1959 …   Etymology dictionary

  • strung — strung; un·strung; …   English syllables

  • strung — [struŋ] vt., vi. pt. & alt. pp. of STRING ☆ strung out Slang 1. suffering from the physical or mental effects of addiction to a narcotic drug 2. mentally exhausted or extremely nervous …   English World dictionary

  • strung — /strung/, v. pt. and pp. of string. * * * …   Universalium

  • strung — [strʌŋ] the past tense and past participle of ↑string 2 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Strung — String String (str[i^]ng), v. t. [imp. {Strung} (str[u^]ng); p. p. {Strung} (R. {Stringed} (str[i^]ngd)); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stringing}.] 1. To furnish with strings; as, to string a violin. [1913 Webster] Has not wise nature strung the legs and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strung — /strʌŋ / (say strung) verb 1. past tense and past participle of string. –phrase 2. strung out like Brown s cows, Colloquial (of a group of people) proceeding in a disorderly and irregularly spread line …   Australian English dictionary

  • strung — [[t]strʌ̱ŋ[/t]] Strung is the past tense and past participle of string …   English dictionary

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