played out


Definition of played out

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

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Examples of played out in a Sentence

I'm just played out after the week I've had.
Recent Examples on the Web The oaks' southward journey actually played out twice, simultaneously and in the same places. Andrew L. Hipp, Scientific American, "How Oak Trees Evolved to Rule the Forests of the Northern Hemisphere," 15 July 2020 How Alt’s recruitment played out happened by design. Carter Karels, The Indianapolis Star, "Notre Dame's latest OL recruit may be a project. But Joe Alt's bloodline is worth the risk," 8 July 2020 In southwestern Michigan, a similar scene played out at the Diamond Lake Sandbar, where video circulated of hundreds of attended crowded together and partying, according to The Detroit Free Press. NBC News, "Big crowds celebrated July Fourth as coronavirus cases spike across the country," 6 July 2020 Meanwhile, elsewhere in the U.S., the virtual opposite played out. Olga Khazan, The Atlantic, "The U.S. Is Repeating Its Deadliest Pandemic Mistake," 6 July 2020 The grim exodus played out quietly all over the state. Taylor Seely,, "Listen to the trailer for our new series, 'Rediscovering: SB 1070'," 1 July 2020 Remember, after all, how things played out in New York. Matthew Herper, STAT, "As Covid-19 cases peak, a virus once again takes advantage of human instinct," 25 June 2020 The hearing played out in the wake of a surprise ruling Wednesday morning by an appeals court panel that ordered the immediate dismissal of the case against Michael T. Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser. Katie Benner,, "Justice Dept. Officials Testify on Politicization Under Barr," 24 June 2020 Too acrimonious, with the labor negotiations filled with accusations and allegations, played out publicly in the streets. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Commissioner Rob Manfred has no choice but to mandate 60-game 2020 MLB season," 22 June 2020

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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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29 Jul 2020

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“Played out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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