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Definition of "bushed" [bushed]

  • Informal Extremely tired; exhausted: "I once stayed awake seven years on end. Not even a nap. Boy, was I bushed” ( Martin Amis). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bushed" in a sentence
  • "But they soon realised that they were "bushed" -- a term familiar enough to those who are acquainted with the story of Australian inland exploration."
  • "We were "bushed" -- had no idea which way to turn."
  • "There was a time when I would have projected onto Rose motives of institutional fear that made him pretend like he was auditioning for Fox News, but I'm wondering if he was just plain too "bushed" to perform -- even when handed the hottest interviewee of the day."