washed up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “washed up” in the English Dictionary

"washed up" in British English

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washed upadjective

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If you are ​washed up, you are no ​longersuccessful and you have no ​chance of ​success in the ​future: The ​tragedy of being a ​dancer is that you're allwashed up by the ​time you're 35. [before noun] a ​bunch of washed-up ​celebrities
(Definition of washed up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"washed-up" in American English

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washed-upadjective [not gradable]

 /ˈwɑʃtˈʌp, ˈwɔʃt-/ infml
no ​longersuitable for or ​able to do what you did in the past: a washed-up ​comic
(Definition of washed-up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “washed up”
in Chinese (Simplified) (工作)不会再有成功的希望的,没有前途的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (工作)不會再有成功的希望的,沒有前途的…
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