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[wawrn-out, wohrn-]
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  1. worn or used beyond repair.
  2. depleted of energy, strength, or enthusiasm; exhausted; fatigued.
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Origin of worn-out

First recorded in 1585–95
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Related Words for worn out

dilapidated, crumbling, run-down, decaying, battered, deteriorated, ramshackle

British Dictionary definitions for worn out


adjective (worn out when postpositive)
  1. worn or used until threadbare, valueless, or useless
  2. exhausted; very weary
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Idioms and Phrases with worn out

worn out

see wear out.

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