Definition of bum someone out in English:

bum someone out

phrasal verb

North American
informal
  • Make someone feel annoyed, upset, or disappointed:

    ‘I was assigned the day shift, which bummed me out’
    • ‘But it's really bumming me out and affecting my life in ways I'm not happy with.’
    • ‘IHe's in a sour mood right now so I hope this doesn't bum him out too badly.’
    • ‘I've got to tell you something that may bum you out.’
    • ‘Hearing just moments ago that Tony died has REALLY bummed him out.’
    • ‘I wish I could say it comforted me, but scrolling past those dozens of kitty obituaries just bummed me out even more.’
    • ‘Powerful women whose insecurities drive them to hate on other powerful women bum me out.’
    • ‘I have to say if I was a Rays fan this trade would bum me out.’
    • ‘The ticket price bummed me out more than the fact he changed dates.’
    • ‘You don't like others to control you, so when your parents give you a list of chores, it bums you out!’
    • ‘Man, it bums me out that today is our last day together!’
    • ‘We wanted coffee, which seemed to bum him out.’
    irritate, vex, make angry, make cross, anger, exasperate, irk, gall, pique, put out, displease, get someone's back up, put someone's back up, antagonize, get on someone's nerves, rub up the wrong way, ruffle, ruffle someone's feathers, make someone's hackles rise, raise someone's hackles
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