[ boosht ]
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  1. overgrown with bushes.

  2. Informal. exhausted; tired out: After all that exercise, I'm bushed.

  1. Canadian Informal. mentally unbalanced as a result of prolonged residence in a sparsely inhabited region.

  2. Australian and New Zealand Slang. unable to find one's direction; lost; confused.

Origin of bushed

First recorded in 1485–95; bush1 + -ed2, -ed3

Words Nearby bushed

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How to use bushed in a sentence

  • These should not stand nearer together, on rich land, than three or four inches, and always be bushed.

    Soil Culture | J. H. Walden
  • I agreed, but told him that I couldn't find the way and should get 'bushed' if I tried.

  • Under her steady glance the Chinaman's furtive eyes bushed themselves in his customary pose of irreproachable meekness.

    The Argus Pheasant | John Charles Beecham
  • Bellchambers came in to guide us, for there is no one to ask upon these desolate tracks, and it is easy to get bushed.

  • At a short distance it looks like a superior article; the follower and keyhole appear as if they were bushed with brass.

British Dictionary definitions for bushed


/ (bʊʃt) /

  1. (postpositive) extremely tired; exhausted

  2. Canadian mentally disturbed from living in isolation, esp in the north

  1. Australian and NZ lost or bewildered, as in the bush

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