poop

2
[ poop ]
/ pup /

verb (used with object) Slang.

to cause to become out of breath or fatigued; exhaust: Climbing that mountain pooped the whole group.

Verb Phrases

poop out,
  1. to cease from or fail in something, as from fear or exhaustion: When the time for action came, they all pooped out and went home instead.
  2. to break down; stop functioning: The heater has pooped out again.

Origin of poop

2
First recorded in 1885–90; perhaps to be identified with poop4
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British Dictionary definitions for poop out (1 of 4)

poop

1
/ (puːp) nautical /

noun

a raised structure at the stern of a vessel, esp a sailing ship

verb

(tr) (of a wave or sea) to break over the stern of (a vessel)
(intr) (of a vessel) to ship a wave or sea over the stern, esp repeatedly

Word Origin for poop

C15: from Old French pupe, from Latin puppis poop, ship's stern

British Dictionary definitions for poop out (2 of 4)

poop

2
/ (puːp) /

verb US and Canadian slang

(tr; usually passive) to cause to become exhausted; tirehe was pooped after the race
(intr usually foll by out) to give up or fail, esp through tirednesshe pooped out of the race

Word Origin for poop

C14 poupen to blow, make a sudden sound, perhaps of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for poop out (3 of 4)

poop

3
/ (puːp) /

noun

US and Canadian slang
  1. information; the facts
  2. (as modifier)a poop sheet

Word Origin for poop

of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for poop out (4 of 4)

poop

4
/ (puːp) informal /

verb (intr)

to defecate

noun

faeces; excrement

Word Origin for poop

perhaps related to poop ²
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Idioms and Phrases with poop out

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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