American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Informal Extremely tired; exhausted: "I once stayed awake seven years on end. Not even a nap. Boy, was I bushed” ( Martin Amis).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lost in the bush.
- Hence Bewildered; at a loss; ‘lost’; all at sea.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. very tired from exertion.
- adj. very tired
- Possibly from Australian slang, lost in the bush. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But they soon realised that they were "bushed" -- a term familiar enough to those who are acquainted with the story of Australian inland exploration.”
“We were "bushed" -- had no idea which way to turn.”
“There was a time when I would have projected onto Rose motives of institutional fear that made him pretend like he was auditioning for Fox News, but I'm wondering if he was just plain too "bushed" to perform -- even when handed the hottest interviewee of the day.”
“Bob, and not to have done it after all -- only to die "bushed"!”
“But the only result of their labours was that they nearly got "bushed" themselves, and at last the fall of night made the absurdity of further search clear to them.”
“He went hunting cattle, and got himself "bushed," or marooned -- that is, lost -- and had a narrow escape from dying in the woods.”
“The safe ways were "bushed" by a benevolent Government, and night and day the gay tinkle of the sleigh-bells sounded on it.”
“The hum was like the far singing of a child-choir, and the dreamings it started then were altogether too big for the memory mechanism of a little boy's head; but the vastness and wonder of those dreamings left a kind of bushed beauty far back in his mind.”
“And the sinking scattered feeling of the "bushed" clutched at her again.”
“Shane said, "Remember the time I 'bushed' you over in Dunlap's meadow?”
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