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tire

verb [I or T] uk   /taɪər/ us    /taɪr/
C2 to begin to feel as if you have no energy and want to rest or go to sleep, or to make someone feel this way: She's been leading throughout the race, but it now looks as if she's tiring. Even doing the garden tires me these days.
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tire

noun [C] uk   /taɪər/ us    /taɪɚ/
US spelling of tyre
Translations of “tire”
in Korean 타이어…
in Arabic إطار…
in French (se) fatiguer…
in Turkish lâstik, araba lâstiği…
in Italian gomma, pneumatico…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)感到疲勞, (使)感到累…
in Russian шина…
in Polish opona…
in Spanish cansar(se)…
in Portuguese pneu…
in German ermüden…
in Catalan pneumàtic…
in Japanese (車などの)タイヤ…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)感到疲劳, (使)感到累…
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