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

Examples of strung out in a Sentence

  1. stars strung out across the galaxy

  2. she seems to have been strung out for most of the 1960s

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First Known Use of strung out

circa 1959

strung out Synonyms

Synonyms
blasted [slang], blitzed [slang], bombed, high, hopped-up, loaded [slang], ripped [slang], spaced-out (or spaced), stoned, wasted [slang], wiped out [slang], zonked, zonked-out
Antonyms
sober, straight
Related Words
addicted, hooked
Near Antonyms
abstemious, abstinent, clean, temperate; clearheaded, cool, level, steady

STRUNG OUT Defined for English Language Learners

strung out

adjective

Definition of strung out for English Language Learners

  • : strongly affected by an illegal drug

  • : spread out with spaces between



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