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 he waste his means, weary his soldiers. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To make weary of anything; to exhaust the patience of, as by continuance. [1913 Webster]

I stay too long by thee; I weary thee. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To harass by anything irksome. [1913 Webster]

I would not cease To weary him with my assiduous cries. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{To weary out}, to subdue or exhaust by fatigue. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To jade; tire; fatigue; fag. See {Jade}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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