tire ( tires 3rd person present) ( tiring present participle) ( tired past tense & past participle )
1 verb If something tires you or if you tire, you feel that you have used a lot of energy and you want to rest or sleep.
If driving tires you, take the train... V n
He tired easily, though he was unable to sleep well at night. V
2 verb If you tire of something, you no longer wish to do it, because you have become bored of it or unhappy with it.
He felt he would never tire of international cricket... V of n/-ing
3 n-count A tire is the same as a tyre.
(AM) tire out phrasal verb If something tires you out, it makes you exhausted.
The oppressive afternoon heat had quite tired him out... V n P
His objective was to tire out the climbers. V P n (not pron)
tired out adj
He was obviously tired out.
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