strung out


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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Examples of strung out in a Sentence

stars strung out across the galaxy she seems to have been strung out for most of the 1960s
Recent Examples on the Web Residents said Russian troops seemed high on power or strung out with fear. Washington Post, 16 Apr. 2022 Residents said Russian troops seemed high on power or strung out with fear. Anchorage Daily News, 16 Apr. 2022 Samuelsen is a prominent Native leader in the Bristol Bay region who began fishing as a boy with setnets strung out from shore. Hal Bernton, Anchorage Daily News, 29 July 2021 As The School for Good Mothers opens, single mom Frida Liu is strung out from working full-time while simultaneously caring for her 18-month-old daughter, Harriet. Kate Knibbs, Wired, 24 Jan. 2022 And only one broke the tape each race, with the rest strung out far around the track. Jonathan Beverly, Outside Online, 18 June 2019 When the Pogues were invited to open six shows for Bob Dylan in 1989, MacGowan failed to show because he was holed up in a friend’s apartment in London, strung out like a kite. Caine O'rear, Rolling Stone, 15 Nov. 2021 All of them were unequivocal in their belief that government intervention is needed because people living on the street are often too strung out and traumatized to make clearheaded decisions for themselves., 17 Oct. 2021 Parents — already overworked and strung out from a never-ending pandemic — already have a million ways to keep tabs on their kids browsing. Kevin T. Dugan, Fortune, 30 Sep. 2021 See More

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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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7 May 2022

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“Strung out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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