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Tire out   /tˈaɪər aʊt/   Listen
Tire out

Exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress.  Synonyms: fag, fag out, fatigue, jade, outwear, tire, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary.

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"Tire out" Quotes from Famous Books

... goat seemed to have no such intention, and it would have been a difficult task to tire out the active creature, which was now tickling the mule's ribs with one of its horns, now scrambling up some steep piece of rock, now making tremendous leaps, and trotting on again as calmly as if it were thoroughly one of ...
— The Crystal Hunters - A Boy's Adventures in the Higher Alps • George Manville Fenn

... afternoon, and the two points at issue, the endowing a Regius Professorship, and the countenancing Jowett's theological opinions, got so inextricably mixed up that I rose to beg that they might be kept separate. Once on my feet, I said more than I at first meant, and defied them ever to tire out the opposition by perpetually bringing the question on (Mem.: if I ever speak again I will try to say no more than I had resolved before rising). This was my first ...
— The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll • Stuart Dodgson Collingwood

... our camp. I knew I should have been there. I thought of my little sister and brother. Some misfortune might befall them. I was very sad about that, though up to that time I had little or no fears for myself. I was still in hopes the wildebeest would tire out and leave me, and then I ...
— Popular Adventure Tales • Mayne Reid

... camp of the strange people, he puts on his most martial airs, and commences his song. He sings the lofty and warlike character of his nation, who never retreated from a foe, nor quailed before the stern glance of warriors; who can fast for seven suns, and, on the eighth, tire out the deer in his flight. He sings, that his fathers have been conquerors of all the tribes who roam between the mountains and the distant sea. He sings, that the maidens of his nation have eyes and feet like the antelope, that their songs are sweeter than the melodies of the song-sparrow, ...
— Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 2 (of 3) • James Athearn Jones

... me from my post of duty," firmly decided the young railroader. "I shall neither tire out nor ...
— Ralph on the Overland Express - The Trials and Triumphs of a Young Engineer • Allen Chapman

... to sword, and I was driven to give way a few paces by the Colonel's onslaught. This led him to take risks, as I had hoped he might. Let him tire out his sword arm with heavy lunges and elaborate recoveries, while I kept myself on guard, and then, perhaps, my turn would come, for getting him. It did come, but it came, as most things ...
— The Black Colonel • James Milne

... Gospels have to say about Him to the children of the kingdom. If we could put into words our highest ideals of all that is most lovely and lovable, beautiful, tender, gracious, liberal, strong, constant, patient, unwearying, add what we can, multiply it a million times, tire out our imagination beyond it, and then say that it is nothing to what He is, that it is the weakest expression of His goodness and beauty, we shall give a poor idea of God indeed, but at least, as far as it goes, it will be true, and it will lead to trustfulness and ...
— The Education of Catholic Girls • Janet Erskine Stuart

Words linked to "Tire out" :   outwear, pall, exhaust, overweary, tucker out, indispose, beat, overfatigue, refresh, wash up, tucker, overtire

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