run (someone) ragged

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of run (someone) ragged

informal
:to make (someone) very tired
  • All this travel is running me ragged.
  • He was run ragged with/by all the travel.

Word by Word Definitions

run play
  1. : to go faster than a walk

  2. : to move at a fast gallop

  3. : flee, retreat, escape

  1. : an act or the action of running : continued rapid movement

  2. : a quickened gallop

  3. : a migration of fish (as up or down a river) especially to spawn

  1. : being in a melted state

  2. : made from molten material : cast in a mold

  3. : having made a migration or spawning run

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

ragged play
  1. : roughly unkempt

  2. : having an irregular edge or outline

  3. : torn or worn to tatters


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