tire out

Definitions

  • Coming Out! dirty, tired and grinning
    Coming Out! dirty, tired and grinning
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v tire out exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
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Quotations

  • Dorothy Parker
    Dorothy%20Parker
    “The best way to keep children at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of the tires.”
  • Libby Houston
    Libby Houston
    “When your dreams tire, they go underground and out of kindness that's where they stay.”

Usage

In literature:

You must be quite tired out.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
She was tired out with wonder and marvelling.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
When you are tired out, you are taking irregular steps and walking on your heels.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
In about an hour and a half the swordfish came up and, tired out, he rolled on the top of the great swells.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
But now, worn out by long privation, he was tired and weak.
"Creatures of the Night" by Alfred W. Rees
I'll get out of here before I tire you.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
It's just playing him to tire him out, you know!
"Once to Every Man" by Larry Evans
He went back to Devon Street slowly, for he felt tired, out of all proportion to his muscular exertions that day.
"Audrey Craven" by May Sinclair
You must be tired out, Henry.
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
Most of them lectured as though getting tired, the others as though tired out.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
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In poetry:

The songs have ceased,—and busy men
Are to their beds of silence creeping;
The pale, cold moon looks out again
On the tired world so softly sleeping.
"Autumn: Saturday Evening" by John Bowring
You wench! why you be always up a-baggèn.
I be too tired now to-night, I'm sure,
To zet a-doèn any mwore:
Zoo I shall goo up out o' the way o' the waggon.
"Eclogue:--Father Come Hwome" by William Barnes
And he was now quite giddy as before,
When she slept by him, tired out, and her hair
Was mingled with the rushes on the floor,
And he, being tired too, was scarce aware
"King Arthur's Tomb" by William Morris
Neobule! ah, too tired
Of the dreams and days above!
Where the poor, dead people stray,
Ghostly, pitiful and gray,
Out of life and out of love,
Sleeps the sleep which she desired.
"A Requiem" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
ONLY the noon of day:
And yet, tired out with too long play
The little hands sink slowly down,
The little face is weary grown,
As if the sun had set and slipped away,—
And yet 'tis noon of day.
"Tired. On A Picture Of A Tired Child" by Samuel John Stone
And wished us joy, and "When you're tired," she said,
"I bid you welcome; come and rest with me."
But she was busy like the rest, and left
Us only out of all the world to be
Idle and happy by the idle sea.
"That Never Was On Sea Or Land" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

In news:

"The production tired out in the Hub before moving to Broadway".
Is anyone else out there sick and tired of campaign ads or this entire campaigning season for that matter.
Weather causing tires to blow out .
Tired of telling your out-of-town friends and family that Houston is an international city.
Tired of fighting to change a seemingly unchangeable system, these folks were worn out.
I tired my girls out today with a 2+ mile hike at the Waterman Center in Apalachin.
Would drive a car with worn-out tires or bad brakes (or both).
AMHERST — Improvements to the North Common, a prominent space in downtown that town officials have described as tired and worn out, will have to wait.
1200 BLOCK OF CR 3791 – A woman reported that someone keeps letting the air out of her car tires.
Tired of going out and hearing the same old thing.
Duchess of Cambridge is out of hospital looking tired but glowing.
You feel tired, stressed, and burned out.
They are all really tired and they worked really hard to put the engine in and get all the bits on to get us out.
A blown out vehicle tire started the fire around 6 pm at US 97 and Washington Route 14.
Ever wonder why you're tired the next morning after a night out under the summer stars.
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