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  • v. To tire excessively
  • v. To become excessively tired

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To tire to excess; to exhaust.
  • transitive v. To become too tired.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To tire excessively; fatigue to exhaustion.
  • To become excessively fatigued.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. tire excessively


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