[ struhng-out ]
See synonyms for strung-out on
  1. severely debilitated from alcohol or drugs.

  2. physically or emotionally exhausted.

Words Nearby strung-out Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use strung-out in a sentence

  • 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.

  • 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

strung out

  1. addicted to a drug

  2. (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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