stove-up

adjective

Definition of stove-up

: 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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History and Etymology for stove-up

from past participle of stave up, verb

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“Stove-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stove-up. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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