wear out (2)

Meaning: If something wears you out, it makes you feel tired and lacking in energy.

Synonym: exhaust, tire

For example:

  • wear sb out Helen doesn't really like teaching young kids. She says the job really wears her out.

  • worn out It's no wonder that you get worn out. You're raising three kids and you have a full-time job.

Quick Quiz:

If somebody says they feel worn out, they should

a. have a holiday

b. work harder

c. go into hospital

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Contributor: Matt Errey