strung out

adjective

Definition of strung out

  1. 1 :  physically debilitated (as from long-term drug addiction)

  2. 2 :  addicted to a drug

  3. 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>

Circa 1959

First Known Use of strung out

circa 1959


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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