Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “run sb ragged”

run sb ragged

informal
If you run someone ragged, you make them very tired, usually by giving them too much work or work that is too demanding: The kids have run me ragged this week - I'm glad they're going back to school tomorrow.Tired and making tired
(Definition of run sb ragged from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Translations of “run sb ragged”

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More