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pooped (puːpt)  or pooped out

Definitions

adjective

  1. (US & Canadian, informal) exhausted   ⇒ The boys are too pooped to fight.

poop1 (puːp Pronunciation for poop1 (nautical)

Definitions

noun

  1. a raised structure at the stern of a vessel, esp a sailing ship
  2. See poop deck

verb

  1. (transitive) (of a wave or sea) to break over the stern of (a vessel)
  2. (intransitive) (of a vessel) to ship a wave or sea over the stern, esp repeatedly

Word Origin

C15: from Old French pupe, from Latin puppis poop, ship's stern

poop2 (puːp Pronunciation for poop2

Definitions

verb

(US & Canadian, slang)
  1. (transitive; usually passive) to cause to become exhausted; tire   ⇒ he was pooped after the race
  2. (intransitive) usually foll by out to give up or fail, esp through tiredness   ⇒ he pooped out of the race

Word Origin

C14 poupen to blow, make a sudden sound, perhaps of imitative origin

poop4 (puːp Pronunciation for poop4 (informal)

Definitions

verb (intransitive)

  1. to defecate

noun

  1. faeces; excrement

Word Origin

perhaps related to poop²

Example Sentences Including 'pooped'

"It's more a mental thing now," Tosca said of his pooped troops.
Toronto Sun (2003)
`If I wasn't so pooped ," said Palmer, `I'd run over and have me a visit with the Russkis on their home ground.
Shah, Idries Kara Kush
`Superman ' too pooped to pop the hard questions - Election 2004
The Australian (2004)

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