played out

adjective

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 Just three days later, on January 6th, a version of Milley’s nightmare scenario played out anyway: an attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob seeking to stop Congress from ratifying Biden’s victory. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, 15 July 2021 Meanwhile, on another grid, the one that runs through the streets of New York City, a show of support with significantly more punch played out. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, 7 June 2021 This was another COVID-19-interrupted season played out without fans for the most part. Robert Kidd, Forbes, 24 May 2021 That wasn't necessarily Aaron doing anything to Mike McCarthy, because there were differences in philosophies played out long before that point in time. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 May 2021 That wasn't necessarily Aaron doing anything to Mike McCarthy, because there were differences in philosophies played out long before that point in time. Jr Radcliffe, USA TODAY, 6 May 2021 And in many ways, this is a tiny, personal story played out in a sea forest at the very tip of Africa. Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times, 25 Apr. 2021 There were days Charly Arnolt would stand in disbelief as the glitz, grit, sweat and raw extravaganza of WWE played out around her. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 19 Apr. 2021 As Republicans from Georgia to Texas have pushed bills to restrict voting after president Donald Trump’s loss, a markedly different story played out in deep-red Kentucky. Washington Post, 8 Apr. 2021

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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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18 Jul 2021

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“Played out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/played%20out. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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