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tire of sth/sb

phrasal verb with tire uk   /taɪər/  us   /taɪr/ verb [I or T]
C2 to become bored with someone or something, or to stop enjoying an activity: This is the kind of toy that children will soon tire of. He never tires of (= he enjoys) playing games on his computer.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 對…感到厭倦(或厭煩)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对…感到厌倦(或厌烦)…
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