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"worn out" in British English

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worn outadjective

uk   us  
  • worn out adjective (USED)

Something that is worn out can no ​longer be used because it is so ​old or because it has been ​damaged by ​continued use: My ​jeans are ​almost worn out because I've worn them so much. [before noun] worn-out ​clothes/​carpet/​equipment
  • worn out adjective (TIRED)

extremelytired: I've been ​working all ​night and I'm worn out.
(Definition of worn out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"worn out" in American English

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worn outadjective

(also worn-out)  us   /ˈwɔrn ˈaʊt, woʊrn/
  • worn out adjective (NOT USABLE)

no ​longerusable because of too much use: The ​city is ​looking for a ​place to ​dumpits worn-out ​equipment.
  • worn out adjective (EXTREMELY TIRED)

extremelytired: They were worn out after ​theirlongwalk.
(Definition of worn out from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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