To fag out
Fag Fag, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fagged} (f[a^]gd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Fagging} (f[a^]g"g[i^]ng).] [Cf. LG. fakk wearied, weary, vaak slumber, drowsiness, OFries. fai, equiv. to f[=a]ch devoted to death, OS. f[=e]gi, OHG. feigi, G. feig, feige, cowardly, Icel. feigr fated to die, AS. f[=ae]ge, Scot. faik, to fail, stop, lower the price; or perh. the same word as E. flag to droop.] 1. To become weary; to tire. [1913 Webster]

Creighton withheld his force till the Italian began to fag. --G. Mackenzie. [1913 Webster]

2. To labor to wearness; to work hard; to drudge. [1913 Webster]

Read, fag, and subdue this chapter. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

3. To act as a fag, or perform menial services or drudgery, for another, as in some English schools. [1913 Webster]

{To fag out}, to become untwisted or frayed, as the end of a rope, or the edge of canvas. [1913 Webster]


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