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UK [ˈtaɪə(r)d] / US [ˈtaɪrd] adjective
1)
a) needing to rest or sleep

She was too tired to do any more.

My mother looked tired and ill.

get tired:

Kids can suddenly get very tired after playing for a time.

feel tired:

He felt too tired to drive home.

b) if a part of your body is tired, it needs to rest

You should give tired leg muscles a chance to recover.

My eyes feel tired.

2) something that is tired is boring because you have heard or seen it so often

that tired old excuse

tired of (doing) something — no longer wanting something or wanting to do something because you are bored with it or annoyed by it

We were tired of waiting for him to call.

get/grow tired of doing something:

She's getting tired of going into that office every day.

sick and tired of (doing) something (= very bored with):

I'm sick and tired of hearing about politics.


Derived word:
tiredly
adverb

English dictionary. 2014.

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