tapped out

adjective

Definition of tapped out

1 : out of money : broke
2 : spent, exhausted tapped out after months on the road

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Examples of tapped out in a Sentence

the prosecutor was mentally and physically tapped out after the long trial

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By the end of the nine months I was emotionally tapped out. Danielle Mcnally, Marie Claire, "5 Women Get Candid About Why They Chose to Carry Someone Else’s Child," 1 Oct. 2018 The Yankees are better suited to acquiring outside help thanks to their deep pockets and bountiful farm system, while Boston is mostly tapped out financially and prospect-wise. Si.com Staff, SI.com, "Nine Innings: Solving the Yankees' Sonny Gray Problem, AL East Deciding Factors and Our Favorite Statcast Quirks," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of tapped out

1950, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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