strung out

adjective

Definition of strung out

1 : physically debilitated (as from long-term drug addiction)
2 : addicted to a drug
3 : intoxicated or stupefied from drug use

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stars strung out across the galaxy she seems to have been strung out for most of the 1960s
Recent Examples on the Web Others have been strung out, confusing, frustrating — what on Earth is going on!? San Diego Union-Tribune, "Commentary: 2020 doesn’t rival the Great Depression or World War II, but it was its own horror show," 31 Dec. 2020 Dozens of the birds crest the ridges alone, in pairs, strung out in groups that punctuate the sky like ellipses. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, "Remembering Sherry Simpson and her gift of keen observation," 21 Nov. 2020 Ferries dock side by side with fishing boats in bustling Marina Grande, where cafés and restaurants are strung out along the quayside. Nicky Swallow, Travel + Leisure, "10 Secret Islands in Italy That Have All of the Beauty and None of the Tourists," 11 Nov. 2020 At the start of the week, Sally was one of a record-tying five storms churning simultaneously in the Atlantic, strung out like charms on a bracelet. Jay Reeves, Anchorage Daily News, "Hurricane Sally makes landfall in Alabama, unleashes flooding along Gulf Coast," 16 Sep. 2020 At the start of the week, Sally was one of a record-tying five storms churning simultaneously in the Atlantic, strung out like charms on a bracelet. The Christian Science Monitor, "In hyperactive season, Hurricane Sally deluges Alabama Coast," 16 Sep. 2020 At the start of the week, Sally was one of a record-tying five storms churning simultaneously in the Atlantic, strung out like charms on a bracelet. Arkansas Online, "Hurricane Sally unleashes flooding along the Gulf Coast," 16 Sep. 2020 And that sounds pretty good to the Marine Corps, which is thinking hard about how to supply outposts of Marines strung out across thousands of miles in the next war. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Marines Could Steal a Page From Cocaine Smugglers," 22 July 2020 The problem is we’re all strung out, pushed to the limit, there’s just no energy left. Rory Linnane, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'We would like to get in there': Kenosha officials frustrated as over 30 Amazon workers contract COVID-19," 21 May 2020

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First Known Use of strung out

circa 1959, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of strung out was circa 1959

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“Strung out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strung%20out. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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strung out

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of strung out

informal : strongly affected by an illegal drug
: spread out with spaces between

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