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tireverb [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 walking up the stairs at work tires me these days.

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tirenoun [C]

uk   /taɪər/ us   /taɪɚ/
(Definition of tire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tireverb [I/T]

us   /tɑɪər/
  • tire verb [I/T] (LOSE ENERGY)

to cause someone to lose energy, or to be without energy: [I] Weakened by the infection, he tires easily. [T] Running tired her. [M] Going up all those stairs tires me out.
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To tire of something is to become bored with it: Viewers never tire of nature programs.

tirenoun [C]

us   /tɑɪər/
  • tire noun [C] (WHEEL)

a rubber ring, usually filled with air, that fits around the wheel of a car, bicycle, or other vehicle: Most cars now have radial tires.
(Definition of tire from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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