bushed

[ boo sht ]
/ bʊʃt /

adjective

overgrown with bushes.
Informal. exhausted; tired out: After all that exercise, I'm bushed.
Canadian Informal. mentally unbalanced as a result of prolonged residence in a sparsely inhabited region.
Australian and New Zealand Slang. unable to find one's direction; lost; confused.

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Origin of bushed

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

Definition for bushed (2 of 3)

Origin of bush

1
before 1000; Middle English busshe, Old English busc (in place-names); cognate with Dutch bos wood, German Busch, Old Norse buskr bush

Related forms

bush·less, adjectivebush·like, adjective

Definition for bushed (3 of 3)

bush

2
[ boo sh ]
/ bʊʃ /

noun

a lining of metal or the like set into an orifice to guard against wearing by friction, erosion, etc.

verb (used with object)

to furnish with a bush; line with metal.

Origin of bush

2
1560–70; < Middle Dutch bussche; see box1
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British Dictionary definitions for bushed (1 of 4)

bushed

/ (bʊʃt) /

adjective informal

(postpositive) extremely tired; exhausted
Canadian mentally disturbed from living in isolation, esp in the north
Australian and NZ lost or bewildered, as in the bush

British Dictionary definitions for bushed (2 of 4)

Bush

/ (bʊʃ) /

noun

George . born 1924, US Republican politician; vice president of the US (1981–89): 41st president of the US (1989–93)
his son, George W (alker). born 1946, US Republican politician; 43rd president of the US (2001–09)

British Dictionary definitions for bushed (3 of 4)

bush

1
/ (bʊʃ) /

noun

adjective

verb

Word Origin for bush

C13: of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse buski, Old High German busc, Middle Dutch bosch; related to Old French bosc wood, Italian bosco

British Dictionary definitions for bushed (4 of 4)

bush

2
/ (bʊʃ) /

noun

Also called (esp US and Canadian): bushing a thin metal sleeve or tubular lining serving as a bearing or guide

verb

to fit a bush to (a casing, bearing, etc)

Word Origin for bush

C15: from Middle Dutch busse box, bush; related to German Büchse tin, Swedish hjulbōssa wheel-box, Late Latin buxis box 1
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Idioms and Phrases with bushed

bush


see beat around the bush; beat the bushes for; bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

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