tire of

phrasal verb

tired of; tiring of; tires of
: to become bored by (something) : to stop being interested in (something)
He soon tired of doing the same work every day.
She never tires of listening to music.

Examples of tire of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Fall Guy blazons the insipid content that the movie industry never tires of selling us. Armond White, National Review, 3 May 2024 The recent incident comes less than two months after a Delta Airlines Boeing 757 aircraft lost a tire of its own just before takeoff in Atlanta. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 8 Mar. 2024 The spikes broke in heavy traffic and left pieces that damaged the tires of vehicles headed in the right direction, according to the Federal Highway Administration. Max Filby, The Enquirer, 5 Apr. 2024 The right, back tire of the bus hit the boy and he was pronounced dead on the scene. Kinsey Crowley, USA TODAY, 18 Jan. 2024 An update was due, however: Some audiences were beginning to tire of Kidman’s familiar speech, which played after a barrage of previews and AMC’s animated plea to silence cell phones, further delaying a movie’s start time. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 29 Feb. 2024 Monk is a disgruntled writer who tires of seeing novels full of Black stereotypes succeed and so composes one — this time, a satire — under the pen name Stagg R. Lee. Jenelle Riley, Variety, 15 Feb. 2024 The band has made a habit of scoring big sales wins with their seemingly endless stream of live releases, which fans never seem to tire of buying. Hugh McIntyre, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 Employees generally know when an employee isn’t cutting it and often tire of waiting for leaders to act. Roberta Matuson, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023

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“Tire of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tire%20of. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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