severely debilitated from alcohol or drugs.
physically or emotionally exhausted.
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How to use strung-out in a sentence
But the sunsets are beautiful here, and you know that battalion will not leave your whole company strung out at night checkpoints.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq | Nathan Bradley Bethea | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And Williamson so frequently invokes God that she starts sounding like Louis Gohmert strung out on good vibes.Fire the Crackpots of Congress! (And Replace Them with New Crackpots!) | Michael Moynihan | October 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It really affects your spirit, and you can rise out of the ashes, or get strung out on drugs and have low self-esteem.Lee Daniels on ‘The Butler,’ Working with Oprah, Trayvon Martin, and Race in America | Marlow Stern | August 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Strung out on a punishing regimen of diet pills, the once genial young man becomes a sullen, self-pitying wreck.Richard Porton on Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Behind the Candelabra’ | Richard Porton | May 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Jane (Krysten Ritter) and Jesse were strung out on heroin and Walt is there and sees them and she starts to choke.Bryan Cranston Picks 13 Favorite ‘Breaking Bad’ Moments | Bryan Cranston | July 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The French troops, strung out in a great semicircle on the Ebro, were quickly concentrated.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
They were returning from their pursuit of the scouting party and were strung out a long distance along the road.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
As the "jam" strung out over more and more of the river, the jam crew was constantly recruited from the men on the rollways.Blazed Trail Stories | Stewart Edward White
But the cautious manner in which the sea people strung out to approach the far door argued that the same might not be true beyond.Star Born | Andre Norton
They strung out and started for the Antarctic Ocean, with a big old wicker-worked demijohn in the lead.Over the Sliprails | Henry Lawson
British Dictionary definitions for strung out
addicted to a drug
(of a drug addict) suffering or distressed because of the lack of a drug
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Other Idioms and Phrases with strung-out
see string out, def. 2.
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