Definition of bushed in US English:



  • Tired out.

    ‘after three days of training, the rookies were totally bushed’
    • ‘For the record, I'm pretty bushed myself, and I think your ‘bed’ idea was a good one.’
    • ‘I just tossed and turned all night, and on Monday I was really bushed.’
    • ‘Gosh, I'm bushed and I still have to burn the midnight oil with you.’
    • ‘Despite five to seven litres of water per person we are all dried out and completely bushed.’
    • ‘Thursday afternoon, last sortie of the day and I'm bushed.’
    • ‘Look, Andy, I'm bushed, so do you think you could grab my suitcase and set it in the den?’
    • ‘Dirty, cold, and bushed, the TMS trio reconvened in the hotel restaurant.’
    • ‘Most of my class are completely bushed by 1pm when lunchtime is over, and it's very difficult to continue to stuff facts down their little ears.’
    • ‘I worked this weekend, and I’m bushed.’
    • ‘But when he's bushed, one eye may turn in toward his nose.’
    • ‘Despite getting really bushed after a night's work, Pete decided to clean up the room, especially those scattered glasses from the mirrors.’
    • ‘Poker's not my game, anyway, and I'm kind of bushed.’
    • ‘My nerves are frayed, my patience worn thin, I'm totally bushed and lethargic from lack of sleep.’
    exhausted, tired, tired out, worn out, weary, fatigued, spent, drained, enfeebled, enervated, run down
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