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1Completely exhausted:‘I'm not staying long—I'm whacked’
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, spentView synonyms
- ‘Well, a full day's boarding the loft left me too whacked to blog last night.’
- ‘And now both of us are completely wacked so we're off to bed!’
2North American Under the influence of drugs:‘a sixteen-year-old whacked out on acid’
- ‘As far as I am concerned, their Indian support staff is wacked and on-drugs.’
- ‘Plus I am kinda wacked out on pain meds so excuse me if this only makes sense to the pink elephant who is helping me write it.’
- ‘But tell that to four guys wacked out on mushrooms. 7/10 (Lorraine Carpenter)’
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