stove–up

adjective

Definition of stove–up

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

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Origin and Etymology of stove–up

from past participle of stave up, verb


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