: suffering physical discomfort caused by injury, illness, exercise, or overwork : battered, worn-out
horses … too old and stove-up for saddle workF. B. Gipson
several of the men were stove-up … and even some of the women showed signs of having been kicked or stepped onH. L. Davis

Word History


from past participle of stave up, verb

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“Stove-up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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