Meaning of “washed up” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “washed up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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washed-upadjective [ not gradable ]

/ˈwɑʃtˈʌp, ˈwɔʃt-/ infml

no longer suitable 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)