poop out


1

Tire out, exhaust, as in I ran about ten miles, but then I was too pooped out to go on.

2

Quit, decide not to participate, especially at the last minute. For example, We had about twenty signed up for the seminar, but then half of them pooped out. [Slang; late 1800s]

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