Definition of dog-tired in English:

dog-tired

adjective

  • Extremely tired; worn out.

    ‘he'd gone to bed dog-tired’
    • ‘It was close to midnight by the time we ate, and although dog-tired we were exulted by the success of the last two days and chatted cheerily over dinner.’
    • ‘Alex was already dog-tired from the torture of the day and the lack of coffee, but the day wasn't over yet.’
    • ‘So I've been going out nightly even though I'm dog-tired.’
    • ‘Even my perennial problem of spending too much money on foodstuffs and booze is aggravated by being too dog-tired at the end of the day to be mindful of the fact that I do prefer my own cooking.’
    • ‘Now that school's started, you wake up dog-tired and drag all morning.’
    • ‘The great players that you were hoping would shine in the competition looked absolutely dog-tired and Greece - to their eternal credit - took advantage of all that.’
    • ‘By the time it was dusk, we had dragged our dog-tired selves back to our chalet, where we had called in pizza.’
    • ‘How many of us have to make life and death decisions when we're dog-tired?’
    • ‘But when you're sitting in a chair, dog-tired, and it's warm, you're going to want to fall asleep.’
    • ‘Increasingly dog-tired and conflicted, his actions often seem those of a guilty man.’
    • ‘After a dozen years of school life, they usually end up dog-tired and exhausted, not knowing whether they have acquired anything worthwhile.’
    • ‘Ensconced in the soft blue glow of our cave, dog-tired, warm and snug in a sleeping bag, with tall tales and drams doing the rounds, it all seemed rather heavenly.’
    • ‘He used that dog-tired phrase about a half-dozen times during today's press conference as he defended his impending immigration plan.’
    • ‘It was kind of interesting but I was dog-tired so I decided to slip out in between the third and fourth singer.’
    • ‘We're all going to be dog-tired come Sunday, and it's our biggest day.’
    • ‘I know kids… They only go to sleep when either they are dog-tired or bored stiff.’
    • ‘Eventually, dog-tired and feeling somewhat mentally and emotionally frazzled, I crawled off to bed around five o'clock in the morning.’
    • ‘Three firefighters from Brookyln had just done 24 hours of it and now they were sitting dog-tired among the trash and weeds on the central reservation of the cordoned-off West Side Highway.’
    • ‘As it is, I'm usually dog-tired at the end of my shift and don't want to do anything.’
    • ‘I groaned, realising that although I was dog-tired, I couldn't get back to sleep.’
    tired out, worn out, weary, dog-tired, bone-tired, bone-weary, ready to drop, on one's last legs, asleep on one's feet, drained, fatigued, enervated, debilitated, spent
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Pronunciation:

dog-tired

/ˈdôɡ ˈˌtī(ə)rd/