To tire out
Tire Tire, v. t. To exhaust the strength of, as by toil or labor; to exhaust the patience of; to wear out (one's interest, attention, or the like); to weary; to fatigue; to jade. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Tired with toil, all hopes of safety past. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{To tire out}, to weary or fatigue to exhaustion; to harass. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To jade; weary; exhaust; harass. See {Jade}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To weary out — Weary Wea ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wearied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wearying}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To reduce or exhaust the physical strength or endurance of; to tire; to fatigue; as, to weary one s self with labor or traveling. [1913 Webster] So shall… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To wear out — Wear Wear, v. t. [imp. {Wore} (w[=o]r); p. p. {Worn} (w[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Wearing}. Before the 15th century wear was a weak verb, the imp. & p. p. being {Weared}.] [OE. weren, werien, AS. werian to carry, to wear, as arms or clothes; akin… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To knock out — Knock Knock (n[o^]k), v. t. 1. To strike with something hard or heavy; to move by striking; to drive (a thing) against something; as, to knock a ball with a bat; to knock the head against a post; to knock a lamp off the table. [1913 Webster] When …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tire out — PHRASAL VERB If something tires you out, it makes you exhausted. [V n P] The oppressive afternoon heat had quite tired him out... [V P n (not pron)] His objective was to tire out the climbers. Derived words: tired out …   English dictionary

  • tire out — See: WEAR OUT(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tire out — See: WEAR OUT(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tire out — verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress (Freq. 2) We wore ourselves out on this hike • Syn: ↑tire, ↑wear upon, ↑wear, ↑weary, ↑jade, ↑wear out, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tire out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms tire out : present tense I/you/we/they tire out he/she/it tires out present participle tiring out past tense tired out past participle tired out to make someone feel very tired All that exercise really tired… …   English dictionary

  • tire out — tire (you) out to feel that you do not have any energy. Painting the living room in one day really tired Dad out …   New idioms dictionary

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