played out


Definition of played out

1 : worn out or used up
2 : tired out : spent

Examples of played out in a Sentence

I'm just played out after the week I've had.
Recent Examples on the Web The final say is likely to come from the U.S. Supreme Court, which earlier this year blocked the Texas law while the lawsuit played out. Paul J. Weber,, 16 Sep. 2022 While a large party and a hunting trip in the Kingswood to celebrate the prince's second birthday played out, schemes were put in motion — namely by the King's Hand, Ser Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans). Ryan Parker, Peoplemag, 4 Sep. 2022 The judge agreed to put Mr. Perry’s case on hold while those discussions played out. Jan Wolfe, WSJ, 24 Aug. 2022 While Griner’s legal plight has played out in Russia, her attire on Thursday had deep roots in Los Angeles. Kenan Draughorne, Los Angeles Times, 7 July 2022 While turbulent drama played out in some places overnight, much of Northern Virginia and downtown D.C. saw little or nothing. Martin Weil, Washington Post, 4 July 2022 Last month, the Texas Supreme Court said the state's investigations could continue while the appeals process played out. Andy Rose, CNN, 10 June 2022 The suit has been on hold while Cosby’s criminal proceedings played out in Pennsylvania. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 7 June 2022 Doctors and nurses on the frontlines were at war, while politics played out in the national spotlight. Byalex Stone, ABC News, 13 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of played out

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of played out was in 1856

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28 Sep 2022

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“Played out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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